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Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia Associated with Acute <i>Mycoplasma pneumoniae</i> Infection

Josep M. Llibre, Antonio Urban, Enric Garcia, Miquel A. Carrasco and Concepción Murcia

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 25, issue 6, pages 1340-1342
Published in print December 1997 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 1997 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/516124
Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia Associated with Acute Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection

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A patient with bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) associated with acute Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection is described. Although mycoplasmas have occasionally been associated with bronchiolitis obliterans, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first well-documented case of BOOP associated with M. pneumoniae infection. The diagnosis of BOOP was made by open-lung biopsy after fiberoptic transbronchial biopsy proved nondiagnostic. Corticosteroid therapy was administered and a dramatic improvement was observed; the patient remained without complaints during a 3-year follow-up period.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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