J Pediatr Intensive Care 2018; 07(02): 106-109
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1612608
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Fulminant Mycoplasma Infection Requiring ECMO in a Previously Healthy Child: Case Report and Review

Catherine S. Heith
1  Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
,
Janet R. Hume
1  Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
,
Marie E. Steiner
1  Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
,
Gwenyth A. Fischer
1  Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Publication History

20 October 2017

06 November 2017

Publication Date:
18 December 2017 (eFirst)

Abstract

Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common cause of pneumonia and rarely requires hospitalization. We present a case of a 12-year-old girl who developed acute respiratory distress syndrome requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Eight cases of Mycoplasma infection requiring ECMO reported to the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization and 16 cases reported in the literature are summarized with 72.7% survival cumulatively.