Bullous Skin Manifestations of Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection: A Case Series

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Bullous skin lesions are uncommon in children. While it is well known that Mycoplasma infections are associated with papular skin manifestations, bullous skin lesions are not commonly reported. Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a very common bacterial pathogen causing respiratory tract infection in children and adults. We report 2 children with serology-confirmed Mycoplasma infection who were hospitalized for blistering skin lesions. Both of our patients responded well to corticosteroids and one of them required intravenous immunoglobulin. The aim of this case report is to raise awareness that Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection can present with bullous skin lesions, and to briefly review the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of the skin manifestation of Mycoplasma infection.






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Bhoopalan, SV, V Chawla, MB Hogan, NW Wilson and SU Das (2017). Bullous Skin Manifestations of Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection: A Case Series. Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports, 5(3). pp. 232470961772775–232470961772775. 10.1177/2324709617727759 Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/26686.

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Samrat Umasankar Das

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

My interests include pediatric hospital medicine, graduate and undergraduate medical education, inter professional education, simulation education and observational studies to improve clinical practice in the area of inpatient pediatrics.

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