Journal Article

<i>Mycoplasma pneumoniae</i>—Associated Cerebral Infarction in a Child

Chun-Yi Lee, Yuan-Yuan Huang, Fang-Liang Huang, Fang-Ching Liu and Po-Yen Chen

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 55, issue 4, pages 272-275
Published in print August 2009 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online February 2009 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI:
Mycoplasma pneumoniae—Associated Cerebral Infarction in a Child

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The central nervous system's involvement is the most common reported extra-pulmonary manifestations of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection, and stroke was one of the most special situations. We presented a 4-year-old child who presented with acute stroke on the third day of the onset of Mycoplasma respiratory tract infection. Brain magnetic resonance angiography demonstrated that occlusion of bilateral internal carotid arteries and vertebral arteries above the level of the first cervical vertebrate which is not been reported previously.

Journal Article.  1626 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Paediatrics

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