Lars Jørgen Østergaard

Servere atypical pneumonia with macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae

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This is a case report of a 47-year-old woman, who was admitted to hospital, due to severe cough and fever. A chest X-ray showed bilateral infiltrates, and sputum was found positive for Mycoplasma pneumoniae. She received treatment with intravenous clarithromycin but did not recover. After ten days macrolide-resistant M. pneumoniae was found in a throat swab. Moxifloxacin was administered, and she recovered quickly afterwards. Macrolide-resistant M. pneumoniae is an increasing problem and should be suspected, when there is no clinical effect on macrolides. Quinolones or tetracyclines may be used, when macrolide-resistant M. pneumoniae is detected.

Translated title of the contributionServere atypical pneumonia with macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2018

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