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Mycoplasma pneumoniae-associated mucositis - case report and systematic review of literature.
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PMID:  24665876     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma pneumoniae, a bacterium known to be a common cause of pneumonia, has been documented to cause complications such as debilitating mucositis previously described as an atypical Stevens-Johnson syndrome without skin lesions. However, in the spectrum of epidermal dermatopathies, the condition is increasingly recognized as a separate entity, now termed M. pneumoniae-associated mucositis (MPAM).
OBJECTIVES: We present a case of MPAM and systemically review the literature to discuss diagnostic and therapeutic options.
METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed to find studies reporting MPAM in adults. We extracted and analysed patient demographics, disease symptomatology, diagnostic testing and treatment.
RESULTS: Eleven articles, describing 12 patients and our own patient met the predefined criteria and were analysed. Respiratory, ocular and oral symptoms were present in all patients. Therapies predominantly included antibiotics (10 of 13) and immunosuppressive treatment (9 of 13) leading to complete resolution of symptoms in all patients.
CONCLUSION: Our findings highlight that MPAM should be recognized as a distinct disease entity within the spectrum of epidermal dermatopathies. We discuss and show in our patient why M. pneumoniae IgA serum levels could prove to be more reliable diagnostic tools in the MPAM diagnosis than the widely used IgG and IgM titre levels.
I Vujic; A Shroff; M Grzelka; C Posch; B Monshi; M Sanlorenzo; S Ortiz-Urda; K Rappersberger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-2-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1468-3083     ISO Abbreviation:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-3-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216037     Medline TA:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.
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