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Arch Intern Med. 1988 Apr;148(4):969-70.

Isolation of Mycoplasma pneumoniae from synovial fluid samples in a patient with pneumonia and polyarthritis.

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Department of Microbiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77550.


A patient with a long history of arthritis developed pneumonia. Two weeks into her hospital course, the patient developed effusions in her knee and wrist that yielded cultures positive for Mycoplasma pneumoniae. To our knowledge, this is the third reported case of M pneumoniae isolation from a joint and the first report of isolation of M pneumoniae from two joints in a patient without hypogammaglobulinemia. The evidence suggests that in individuals with atypical pneumonia and joint effusions, M pneumoniae should be considered as a source of infection.

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