Central nervous system manifestations of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections.

Autor(es): Tsiodras S,Kelesidis I,Kelesidis T,Stamboulis E,Giamarellou H

Resumo: Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection is associated with several manifestations from the central nervous system (CNS) such as encephalitis, aseptic meningitis, acute transverse myelitis, stroke, and polyradiculopathy. In the current paper epidemiologic, clinical, laboratory and treatment data on these manifestations are reviewed. The M. pneumoniae induced immune dysregulation and its contributing role in the pathogenesis of neurological insult is discussed. The recent introduction in clinical practice of newer molecular diagnostic techniques has helped in establishing a firmer association between M. pneumoniae infection and CNS disease especially encephalitis. Clinicians should be aware of the potential association between M. pneumoniae infection and several CNS manifestations. The role of various anti-microbial or immunomodulating therapies in treating such manifestations should be further explored.

Imprenta: The Journal of Infection, v. 51, n. 5, p. 343-354, 2005

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/j.jinf.2005.07.005

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Infectious diseases ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Molecular screening ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Epidemiology

Data de publicação: 2005