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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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ARIGHI, Paula et al. Mycoplasma pneumoniae: neurologic manifestations and diagnostic controversies. A case report. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2018, vol.116, n.4, pp.e590-e593. ISSN 0325-0075.

Mycoplasma pneumoniae (Mp) is responsible for 30% of the respiratory manifestations of the general population. Pneumonia occupies the first place within this group. Among the extra-respiratory forms (40%), the neurological ones are the most frequent. Meningoencephalitis and aseptic meningitis are the most common. The presentation of more than one clinical variant in the same patient associated with primoinfection by Mp is possible. In relation to the serological diagnosis, controversies in interpretation sometimes occur. This is a 7-year-old girl with conjunctival injection, cervical adenopathy, photophobia with bilateral papilla pseudoedema, and scaly rash that develops peripheral facial paralysis and aseptic meningitis. We will discuss diagnostic controversies.

Keywords : Mycoplasma infections; Aseptic meningitis; Facial paralysis; Pediatrics.

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