European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 151, Issue 3, pp 227–228 | Cite as

Adult respiratory distress syndrome associated withMycoplasma pneumoniae infection

  • H. P. Van Bever
  • J. W. D. Van Doorn
  • H. E. Demey


A 13-year-old boy is described who developed severe adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), biochemical pancreatitis and skin vasculitis after an acute respiratory infection due toMycoplasma pneumoniae. The boy was mechanically ventilated for 17 days, but could be discharged in good clinical condition after 36 days of hospitalization. However, major disturbances of the lung function tests persisted, suggesting interstitial fibrosis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of ARDS afterM. pneumoniae infection in childhood.

Key words

Adult respiratory distress syndrome Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection 



adult respiratory distress syndrome


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. P. Van Bever
    • 1
  • J. W. D. Van Doorn
    • 1
  • H. E. Demey
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsUniversity Hospital AntwerpEdegem, AntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Intensive CareUniversity Hospital AntwerpEdegem, AntwerpBelgium

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