Mycoplasma-associated pericarditis

Rami S. Farraj, Robert B. McCully, Jae Kuen Oh, Thomas F. Smith

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Abstract

Mycoplasma pneumoniae-associated pericarditis may result in pronounced morbidity unless appropriate therapy is administered. In this report, we describe a patient who had recurrent episodes of chest pain, intermittent constitutional symptoms, and, eventually, cardiac tamponade due to pericarditis despite treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Immunofluorescence antibody titers were consistent with recent M. pneumoniae infection, and antibiotic therapy resulted in rapid and complete resolution of the patient's symptoms. This treatable entity may be underrecognized and can now be diagnosed with sensitive serologic testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalMayo Clinic Proceedings
Volume72
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Pericarditis
Mycoplasma
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Cardiac Tamponade
Chest Pain
Fluorescent Antibody Technique
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Therapeutics
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Morbidity
Antibodies
Infection
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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Farraj, R. S., McCully, R. B., Oh, J. K., & Smith, T. F. (1997). Mycoplasma-associated pericarditis. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 72(1), 33-36.

Mycoplasma-associated pericarditis. / Farraj, Rami S.; McCully, Robert B.; Oh, Jae Kuen; Smith, Thomas F.

In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 72, No. 1, 1997, p. 33-36.

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Farraj, RS, McCully, RB, Oh, JK & Smith, TF 1997, 'Mycoplasma-associated pericarditis', Mayo Clinic Proceedings, vol. 72, no. 1, pp. 33-36.
Farraj RS, McCully RB, Oh JK, Smith TF. Mycoplasma-associated pericarditis. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 1997;72(1):33-36.
Farraj, Rami S. ; McCully, Robert B. ; Oh, Jae Kuen ; Smith, Thomas F. / Mycoplasma-associated pericarditis. In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 1997 ; Vol. 72, No. 1. pp. 33-36.
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