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Mycoplasma pneumoniae-associated mucositis
  1. Raquel Gonçalves1,
  2. Lia Gata1 and
  3. Ana Brett1,2
  1. 1Emergency Service, Hospital Pediátrico, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  2. 2Clínica Universitária de Pediatria, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr Raquel Gonçalves; raquel.santos.goncalves{at}gmail.com

Abstract

A 9-year-old boy presented to the emergency department of a paediatric hospital with non-painful lesions on his lips and inside his mouth, associated with lip swelling. On examination, his oral mucosa and lips showed numerous blisters with yellowish serofibrinous content and lip oedema. An eye examination revealed bilateral conjunctival injection. Genitalia was unaffected and no other skin lesions were found. He was on day 4 of clarithromycin prescribed for atypical pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae. The patient was diagnosed with M. pneumoniae-associated mucositis and was started on topical treatment with fusidic acid and betamethasone, with gradual improvement of the oral lesions.

  • paediatrics
  • infant health

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  • Contributors RG made a substantial contribution to the concept and design of the work, contributed to acquisition of data, drafted the article and critically revised it for important intellectual content and approved the version to be published. LG and AB made a substantial contribution to the concept and design of the work, drafted the article and critically revised it for important intellectual content and approved the version to be published.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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