Mycoplasma Pneumonia: Late Treatment Leading to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Renal Failure

  • A. Graham Cummiskey Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland
  • Michael Reardon Wexford General Hospital, Wexford, Ireland


Mycoplasma pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome


Introduction: Mycoplasma pneumonia is one of the most common types of pneumonia, although it is often not diagnosed due to mild clinical course.
Aims: In this case study we aim to describe the importance of considering mycoplasma pneumonia in high-risk groups.
Methods: We present the case of a 27-year-old woman admitted with pneumonia, progressing to acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute kidney injury. She had a prolonged stay in the ICU, requiring intubation and continuous veno-venous haemofiltration (CVVH). After 1 month in hospital, she was discharged with full recovery.
Discussion: Mycoplasma pneumonia is a common type of pneumonia in the community, but only a small percentage of patients require hospitalization. Delayed treatment can result in multi-organ failure, which requires intensive care and long hospital stays.



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  • Published: 2019-02-13

    Issue: Vol 6 No 2 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Cummiskey AG, Reardon M. Mycoplasma Pneumonia: Late Treatment Leading to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Renal Failure. EJCRIM 2019;6 doi:10.12890/2019_001003.