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Braz J Infect Dis. 2009 Feb;13(1):77-9.

Mycoplasma pneumoniae associated with severe autoimmune hemolytic anemia: case report and literature review.

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Department of Medicine, Hamad General Hospital, Doha-Qatar.


We report a case of severe hemolytic anemia following Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in a 29-year-old male patient who was treated with azithromycin. Direct Coombs' test was strongly positive and the cold agglutinin titer was high, with anti-I specificity. Antimycoplasma antibody titer by complement fixation was high 1:10,240. The patient was discharged after 12 days of hospitalization in good health. He remains clinically well with no recurrence of jaundice.

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