Life-threatening pneumonia caused by macrolide-resistant mycoplasma pneumoniae

Yu Chia Hsieh, Kuo Chien Tsao, Chung Guei Huang, Suxiang Tong, Jonas M. Winchell, Yhu Chering Huang, Shao Hsuan Shia, Shen Hao Lai, Tzou Yien Lin

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-209
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult respiratory distress syndrome
  • Macrolide resistant
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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