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CASE REPORT

Mycoplasma pneumoniae-associated Severe Fatal Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: A Rare Entity

Mahesh Mishra, Vikram K Jain, Ram M Jayaswal

Keywords : pneumonias, hemolytic, Mycoplasma

Citation Information : Mishra M, Jain VK, Jayaswal RM. Mycoplasma pneumoniae-associated Severe Fatal Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: A Rare Entity. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2018; 3 (3):113-115.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0089

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 21-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Mycoplasma is the smallest living-free organism in the nature. It is an important and common cause of respiratory infections. It mainly affects children more than 5 years of age and younger adult causing disease of varied severity of illness from asymptomatic or upper respiratory infection to severe pneumonias. Hemolytic anemia is known as a rare but severe complication of Mycoplasma infection. We encountered a 15-year-old male with cold agglutinin antibody-associated fatal autoimmune hemolytic anemia secondary to Mycoplasma pneumonia hence reported.


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