Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 39(2); 1992 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1992;39(2):194-198.
DOI:    Published online April 1, 1992.
A case of mycoplasma pneumonia complicated with acute respiratory failure.
Byeong Ik Jang, Hyeung Il Kim, Sung sook Kim, Choong Ki Lee, Jin Hong Chung, Kwan Ho Lee, Bong Sup Shim, Hyun Woo Lee
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Taegu, Korea
Mycoplasma pneumoniae produιes illness in man ranging from mild upper respiratory tract infection to severe bronchitis and pneumonia. We experienced a case of mycoplasma pneumonia complicated with acute respiratory failure, cold agglutinin hemolytic anemia, pleural effusion, Raynaud’s phenominon and hepatitis in 27-year-old female. She was diagnosed as having mycoplasma pneumonia by detecting mycoplasma antibody and cold agglutinin test and treated effectively with erythromycin.
Key Words: Mycoplasma pneumonia, Acute respiratory failure

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