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Mycoplasma pneumoniae - the culprit for juvenile dermatomyositis in a 9-year-old girl: a case report

Anuar, Muhamad Azamin and Mohd Yusoff, Suryati and Syed Ahmad Shihabuddin Abdurrahman Alsagoff, Sharifah Aishah (2021) Mycoplasma pneumoniae - the culprit for juvenile dermatomyositis in a 9-year-old girl: a case report. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 17 (1). pp. 197-199. ISSN 16758544 E-ISSN 2636-9346

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Abstract

Mycoplasma pneumoniae is frequently known as an “atypical bacterium” that can cause wide-ranging extrapul- monary manifestations. Here, we outline a case of a child, aged 9-year-old, who presented with profound proximal muscle weaknesses and a vague rash, associated with markedly elevated serum creatinine kinase (CK). Muscle biopsy suggested Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) following an upper respiratory illness of M. pneumoniae origin. The child responded exceptionally well to a combined therapy of immunoglobulin, intravenous glucocorticoid and methotrexate.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Additional Information: 8392/87696
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rash, Myopathy, Juvenile dermatomyositis, Mycoplasma
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Paediatrics
Depositing User: Dr Muhamad Azamin Anuar
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2021 10:39
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2021 10:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/87696

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