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Clin Infect Dis. 2000 Dec;31(6):1507-11.

Severe acute lung injury caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae: potential role for steroid pulses in treatment.

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Internal Medicine Department, Sanatorio de la Trinidad, Capital Federal, Argentina. mradisic@intramed.net.ar

Abstract

Published evidence of pathogenetic mechanisms of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in mycoplasmal lung infections suggests that the pulmonary injury is related to a cell-mediated immune response. Therefore, steroids may play a role in the treatment of severe cases. We describe a patient who had Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia that progressed to severe ARDS requiring mechanical ventilation and who had improvement with prednisolone pulses.

PMID:
11096025
DOI:
10.1086/317498
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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