Korean J Pediatr Infect Dis.  1997 Nov;4(2):271-275. 10.14776/kjpid.1997.4.2.271.

A Case of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Associated with Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Pneumonia

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Dong San St. Heart Hospital, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

We experienced a case of Henoch-Schönlein purpura associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia in a 28 month old male who suffered from cough, abdominal pain and both leg swelling and pain. Physical examination showed varying sired purpura, characteristic of Henoch-Schönlein purpura, below both knee. Laboratory test revealed Mycoplasma pneumoniae antibody titer >1:2,560 and cold agglutinins titer 1:64. Chest X-ray showed peribronchial blurring in both lung fields. The patient was treated with midecamycin and prednisolone for 7 days and responded to the treatment well. The authors report a case of Henoch-Schönlein purpura with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia with brief review of related literatures.

Keyword

Henoch-Schönlein purpura; Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Pain
Agglutinins
Cough
Humans
Knee
Leg
Lung
Male
Mycoplasma pneumoniae*
Mycoplasma*
Physical Examination
Pneumonia*
Pneumonia, Mycoplasma*
Prednisolone
Purpura*
Thorax
Agglutinins
Prednisolone
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