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July 2009

Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis Associated With Asymptomatic Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection

Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(7):848-849. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2009.127

Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is most commonly associated with drug hypersensitivity.1 Infections are an uncommon cause, and most known infectious causes have been viral.2 We know of only a single case of AGEP associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae infection.3 Herein, we report a case of AGEP in an adult following asymptomatic Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection.

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