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Congenital Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia in a neonate.
Srinivasjois RM, Kohan R, Keil AD, Smith NM.
Department of Neonatal Paediatrics, PathWest Laboratory Medicine, King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. firstname.lastname@example.org
A fatal case of vertical transmission of Mycoplasma pneumoniae manifesting as congenital pneumonia in a neonate is presented. The diagnosis was based on the detection of DNA by polymerase chain reaction on the neonatal nasopharyngeal aspirates and placenta and rising titers of maternal anti Mycoplasma antibodies by complement fixation test.
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Congenital pneumonia due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
Ursi D, Ursi JP, Ieven M, Docx M, Van Reempts P, Pattyn SR.
Department of Microbiology, Universitair Ziekenhuis, Antwerp, Belgium.
A case of probable vertical transmission of Mycoplasma pneumoniae is presented. The presence of M pneumoniae was demonstrated by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the nasopharyngeal aspirate of a newborn who developed pneumonia shortly after birth. This result was confirmed by performing a second PCR, amplifying another part of the genome of M pneumoniae. It is concluded that M pneumoniae can be added to the long list of pathogens known to cause congenital pneumonia.
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