Mycoplasma pneumoniae-associated transverse myelitis with unexpected rapid response to macrolide therapy: a case report


Tezer H., KARA A., Haliloglu G., Devrim I., Karli-Oguz K., Suel D.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.50, no.6, pp.585-588, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.585-588

Abstract

A seven-year-old boy admitted with the complaints of fever, weakness in legs, sensory loss in lower limb, and difficulty in voiding lasting for two weeks. His initial symptoms also included cough and fever. His spinal magnetic resonance imaging scan demonstrated acute transverse myelitis, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae-specific IgM and IgG antibodies were found to be positive in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum samples. He was treated with a single high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin (2 g/kg/dose) and clarithromycin.