What are complications of mycoplasmal pneumonia?

Updated: Dec 28, 2018
  • Author: Michael Joseph Bono, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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The following are complications of mycoplasmal pneumonia:

Although most cases of pneumonia cause by Mycoplasma pneumonia are mild and self-limited, fulminant disease can occur and result in the following:

Extrapulmonary complications may occur as a result of M pneumoniae infection, although the incidence is less than 10% when compared to respiratory problems. In many of the suspected extrapulmonary problems, it is unclear if the disease entity is caused by the organism itself, or by an immune response triggered by the M pneumoniae infection.

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