Pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax as presenting signs in severe Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia
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- Vázquez, J.L., Vázquez, I., González, M.L. et al. Pediatr Radiol (2007) 37: 1286. doi:10.1007/s00247-007-0611-1
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We present a 3-year-old child with severe extensive Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia complicated with pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax. Pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum have only exceptionally been described in mild cases of the disease. The radiological findings, differential diagnosis and clinical course are discussed.