A fulminant case of acute respiratory distress syndrome associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection.

@article{Chaudhry2010AFC,
  title={A fulminant case of acute respiratory distress syndrome associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection.},
  author={Rama Chaudhry and Irum Tabassum and Lata Kapoor and Anjolie Chhabra and Nidhi Sharma and Shobha Broor},
  journal={Indian journal of pathology & microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={555-7}
}
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by mycoplasmas is very rare. This report describes a severe case of atypical pneumonia due to M. pneumoniae in a formerly healthy young woman who developed high grade fever and cough leading to severe disseminated lung disease and finally to fatal ARDS. This case came into picture when killer atypical pneumonia, namely, SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), spread very fast from South-Asian countries to the rest of the world. Moreover, the… CONTINUE READING
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