Severe macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia associated with macrolide failure
Kai-Ning Cheong, Susan S. Chiu, Betsy Wai-Ka Chan, Kelvin Kai-Wang To, Eunice Lai-Yin Chan, Pak-Leung Ho
Corresponding author. Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.
Background and purpose:
We investigated differences in outcomes between 68 children hospitalized with macrolide-sensitive Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia (MSMP group) and 25 children hospitalized with macrolide-resistant M. pneumoniae pneumonia (MRMP group). In the MRMP group, 19 children received macrolides and clinical failure occurred in six of which five had pneumonia progression during therapy.
atypical pneumonia, empyema, macrolides