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February 1983

Postinfectious Leukoencephalitis Complicating Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Drs Fisher, Clark, Wolinsky, Parhad, and Moses), Pathology (Drs Clark and Parhad), and Medicine (Dr Mardiney), The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore.

Arch Neurol. 1983;40(2):109-113. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04050020071016

• Neuropathological findings in a patient with fatal neurological complications due to infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae were similar to those seen in postinfectious encephalitis and acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis. This case supports the hypothesis that immune mechanisms play a role in the pathogenesis of neurological symptoms during mycoplasmal infections.

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