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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: Paediapaedia: Pneumonia, Mycoplasma Paediapaedia: Chest and Airway Diseases

Pneumonia, Mycoplasma

Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


Clinical Presentation:
Seen in late childhood or early adult life. Presents with chest pain, cough, mild chills, fever, and myalgia. Probably is seen in younger children but is asymptomatic or has very mild symptoms.

Etiology/Pathophysiology:
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is the causitive agent.

Pathology:
Not applicable

Imaging Findings:
See subsegmental or segmental consolidation which can involve the upper and lower lobes and be unilateral or bilateral. No air bronchograms are seen, and there can be small effusions.

DDX:

References:
See References Chapter.

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