Fulminant Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia with marked elevation of serum soluble interleukin-2 receptor.

Abstract

We treated a married couple who developed Mycoplasma pneumonia at the same time, and whose clinical courses and serum soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) levels were markedly different. The 30-year-old wife developed acute respiratory failure and her sIL-2R levels were extremely increased. After pulse therapy, her clinical state was improved, with a marked decrease in sIL-2R. In contrast, the 36-year-old husband, also suffered from the pneumonia with a moderate increase of sIL-2R, and recovered without any complications. The difference in their clinical states may be reflected in their serum sIL-2R levels, a marker of T cell activation in vivo.

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@article{Ito1995FulminantMP, title={Fulminant Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia with marked elevation of serum soluble interleukin-2 receptor.}, author={S Ito and Yusuke Abe and Keiko Kinomoto and Takayuki R. Saitoh and Tomohiro Kato and Yatika Kohli and Masaru Kuriyama and Tsutomu Sakai and Takeshi Ishizaki}, journal={Internal medicine}, year={1995}, volume={34 5}, pages={430-5} }