Present address: Haematology Registrar, Department of Haematology, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool BC, NSW 1871, Australia.
Unusual haematologic manifestations of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection
Article first published online: 3 JAN 2007
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 43, Issue 1-2, pages 80–82, January/February 2007
How to Cite
Kottayam, R., Rozenberg, G. and Cohn, R. J. (2007), Unusual haematologic manifestations of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43: 80–82. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2007.01007.x
- Issue published online: 3 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 3 JAN 2007
- Accepted for publication 6 September 2006.
- haemolytic anaemia;
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Abstract: A 2-year-old male presented with fever, cervical lymphadenopathy, anaemia, neutrophilia and thrombocytosis. There was no evidence of pulmonary disease. Severe cold antibody (IgM) mediated haemolytic anaemia developed during admission. Infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae was demonstrated, highlighting the extrapulmonary manifestations of the infection, in the absence of pulmonary signs.