Severe community-acquired pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae in young female patient

Nena Milancic, Marija Djurovic, Mirha Hasanbegovic, Bojan Milacic, Dragana Stevanovic


Mycoplasma pneumonia is common agent causing community acquired pneumonia in younger population. However, the course of illness is usually benign and is rarely associated with pulmonary complications. We report a 27 years old female patient with unilateral pneumonia followed by pleural effusion and adhesions on the same side. This potential source of infection should be considered in young patients where resolution of symptoms from pneumonia is delayed.

Keywords: Mycoplasma pneumoniae, community acquired pneumonia, pleural effusion, pleural adhesions

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