Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 2002;45(3):401-405.
Published online March 15, 2002.
A Case of Bilateral Spontaneous Tension Pneumothorax Associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection
Jae Won Lee, Mi Young Heo, Hae Soon Kim, Seung Joo Lee
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Ewha Womens University, Seoul, Korea
Mycoplasma pneumoniae 폐렴에 동반된양측 특발성 긴장성 기흉 1례
이재원, 허미영, 김혜순, 이승주
이화여자대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Correspondence: 
Seung Joo Lee, Email: sjoolee@mm.ewha.ac.kr
Abstract
Mycoplasma pneumoniae(M. pneumoniae) is the leading cause of pneumonia in school-age children and young adults. The clinical courses are usually mild but recently, severe cases were reported such as lung abscess, Swyer-James syndrome and adult respiratory distress syndrome. Spontaneous pneumothorax associated with M. pneumoniae infection is rare. Carlisle reported a 6-year-old patient with bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax associated with M. pneumoniae infection and Koura also reported a 18-year-old girl with repeated. M. pneumoniae pneumonia with recurrent pneumothorax. We experienced bilateral spontaneous tension pneumothorax and subcutaneous emphysema associated with M. pneumoniae infection in a 6-year-old boy who presented with dyspnea, chest pain, and neck swelling. We reported it as the first case in Korea.
Key Words: Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection, Bilateral spontaneous tension pneumothorax


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