Mycoplasma pneumoniae-associated Severe Fatal Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: A Rare Entity
Vikram K Jain, Ram M Jaiswal
Mycoplasma is the smallest free-living organism in nature. It is an important and common cause of respiratory infections. It mainly affects children aged more than 5 years and younger adults, causing a varied severity of illness from asymptomatic or upper respiratory infection to severe pneumonias. Hemolytic anemia is known as a rare but severe complication of Mycoplasama infection. In this study, we report on a a 15-year-old male with cold-agglutinin-antibody-associated fatal autoimmune hemolytic anemia secondary to Mycoplasma pneumoniae
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Jain VK, Jaiswal RM. Mycoplasma pneumoniae-associated Severe Fatal Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: A Rare Entity. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2018; 3 (2):70-72.
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