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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