Necrotizing pneumonitis caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae in pediatric patients: report of five cases and review of literature.

@article{Wang2004NecrotizingPC,
  title={Necrotizing pneumonitis caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae in pediatric patients: report of five cases and review of literature.},
  author={Ruay-Shyang Wang and Shuo-Yu Wang and Kai-Sheng Hsieh and Yee-Hsuan Chiou and I S Huang and Ming-Feng Cheng and C. C. Chiou},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={564-7}
}
Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection is usually self-limited without severe sequelae. We report 5 pediatric patients with necrotizing pneumonitis caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae and reviewed the reported cases in the English language. Protracted course of fever and respiratory distress were noted in all 5 patients. Macrolides and adequate chest tube drainage for pleural effusion were the mainstay of treatment. 

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