Brachial artery thrombosis in an 8-year-old boy with antiphospholipid antibodies induced by mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: A case report

Jung Hee Woo, Jung Hyun Kwon, Bo-Kyung Je, Jae Seoung Shin, Won Hee Seo, Giyoung Jang

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Antiphospholipid antibodies may be produced in cases involving autoimmune diseases and can sometimes be caused by infections, such as Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. However, antiphospholipid antibodies causing thrombosis associated with M. pneumoniae pneumonia in children have rarely been reported. We report a case of an 8-year-old boy with M. pneumoniae pneumonia with antiphospholipid antibodies, complicated by brachial artery thrombosis. He was found to have antiphospholipid antibodies and low protein S levels. The brachial artery thrombus was removed via thrombectomy. The titers of antiphospholipid antibodies turned normal within 5 months. This is a rare case of M. pneumoniae infection with brachial artery thrombosis associated with transient antiphospholipid antibodies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-65
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Infection and Vaccine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr 1



  • Antiphospholipid antibodies
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Thrombus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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