Mycoplasma pneumoniae is naturally resistant to betalactamase antibiotics but is sensitive to macrolides. Occasionally, infections with M. pneumoniae can lead to severe anaemia due to its ability to cause haemolysis when cold agglutination occurs. Increasing bacterial resistance to macrolid antibiotics is a growing concern worldwide. We present two cases where infection with M. pneumoniae caused severe haemolysis, one of which was macrolide-resistant.
|Translated title of the contribution||Severe haemolysis caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae|
|Journal||Ugeskrift for Laeger|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Oct 2015|