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Mycoplasma pneumoniae associated with severe autoimmune hemolytic anemia: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19578637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a case of severe hemolytic anemia following Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in a 29-year-old male patient who was treated with azithromycin. Direct Coombs' test was strongly positive and the cold agglutinin titer was high, with anti-I specificity. Antimycoplasma antibody titer by complement fixation was high 1:10,240. The patient was discharged after 12 days of hospitalization in good health. He remains clinically well with no recurrence of jaundice.
Authors:
Fahmi Yousef Khan; Mohamed A yassin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1678-4391     ISO Abbreviation:  Braz J Infect Dis     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-06     Completed Date:  2009-08-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9812937     Medline TA:  Braz J Infect Dis     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Hamad General Hospital, Doha-Qatar. fakhanqal@yahoo.co.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Azithromycin / therapeutic use
Humans
Male
Mycoplasma pneumoniae / isolation & purification*
Pneumonia, Mycoplasma / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Severity of Illness Index
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 83905-01-5/Azithromycin

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