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Unusual haematologic manifestations of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection

Authors

  • Radhakrishnan Kottayam,

    1. Centre for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders, Sydney Children’s Hospital,
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    • Present address: Haematology Registrar, Department of Haematology, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool BC, NSW 1871, Australia.

  • Gillian Rozenberg,

    1. South-Eastern Area Laboratory Services (SEALS), Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick and
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  • Richard J Cohn

    Corresponding author
    1. Centre for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders, Sydney Children’s Hospital,
    2. School of Women’s and Child Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Dr Richard J Cohn, Centre for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia. Fax: +61 2 9382 1789; email: richard.cohn@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Abstract

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.

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