Life-threatening pneumonia caused by macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

From the *Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Children's Hospital, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan; †Department of Laboratory Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan; and Divisions of ‡Viral Diseases and §Bacterial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (Impact Factor: 3.57). 09/2011; 31(2):208-9. DOI:10.1097/INF.0b013e318234597c
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ABSTRACT Two siblings had pneumonia caused by macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae as determined by polymerase chain reaction and serology. One of them developed adult respiratory distress syndrome and required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy. This report highlights the need for studies to evaluate the optimal treatment in severe cases of macrolide-resistant M. pneumoniae pneumonia.

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