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

Authors
  • Ovetchkine, Philippe
  • Brugières, Pierre
  • Seradj, Ali
  • Reinert, Philippe
  • Cohen, Robert
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2002
Volume
34
Issue
4
Pages
307–309
Identifiers
PMID: 12064698
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

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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