Mycoplasma pneumoniae associated stroke in a 3-year-old girl

Gun Ha Kim, Won Hee Seo, Bo Kyung Je, So Hee Eun

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    Abstract

    Infectious diseases precede a significant proportion of acute ischemic strokes in children. Here, wreport a case of acute ischemic stroke in a 3-year-old girl with a Mycoplasma pneumonia-associaterespiratory tract infection. She developed an acquired prothrombotic state of protein S deficiencand had increased fibrinogen and fibrinogen degradation product levels and increased titer oantinuclear antibodies. However, these conditions were completely alleviated at the 1-month followup examination. Infection with M. pneumoniae may cause a transient prothrombotic state that capotentially cause a thrombus.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)411-415
    Number of pages5
    JournalKorean Journal of Pediatrics
    Volume56
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep

    Keywords

    • Child
    • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
    • Stroke

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
    • Pediatrics

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