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An 8-y-old boy with acute stroke and radiological signs of cerebral vasculitis after recent Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases
Publication Date
Volume
34
Issue
4
Pages
307–309
Identifiers
PMID: 12064698
Source
Medline
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Abstract

A young boy was admitted to hospital for acute stroke. Cerebral angiography showed a pattern suggestive of vasculitis and a recent Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection was detected. The absence of microorganisms in cerebrospinal fluid, the pattern of vasculitis and previous reports supporting a post-infectious immunological mechanism for certain complications of M. pneumoniae infection suggest this mechanism as the cause of the stroke.

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