Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia

Case contributed by Yaïr Glick
Diagnosis certain


Shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 5.5 years
Gender: Female

Bilateral perihilar interstitial infiltrates. Dense medial opacity in the right upper zone causing thickening of the right paratracheal stripe representing atelectasis in the right upper lobe.

Case Discussion

Blood tests showed an elevated WBC count with neutrophilia and mildly elevated CRP. IgM positive for Mycoplasma pneumoniae on serology panel.

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