RHOMBENCEPHALITIS POSSIBLY CAUSED BY MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE

Authors

  • Aamir Khan khyber medical university peshawar
  • Ayaz Ul Haq Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar
  • Hira Hamid Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar
  • Tanvir Fatima Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar
  • Shakira Adnan Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55519/JAMC-03-9417

Keywords:

Mycoplasma pneumoiae, meningoencephalitis, rhombencephalitis

Abstract

We report a rare case of encephalitis that is not often described in clinical settings in neurology. Our case was 11-year-old female patient who had presented with features of meningoencephalitis, but not responded to the conventional treatment. Her magnetic resonance imaging revealed lesions in thalami, cerebellum and brainstem. The differentials in this age were infective and inflammatory causes of meningoencephalitis and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM). Paraneoplastic was another differential. Mycoplasma serology came out positive. As a result, diagnosis of mycoplasma pneumoiae associated Rhombencephalitis was made based on diagnosis of exclusion.

Author Biographies

Ayaz Ul Haq, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR NEUROLOGY

Hira Hamid, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar

POST GRADUATE RESIDENT NEUROLOGY LRH

Tanvir Fatima, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar

POST GRADUATE RESIDENTT NEUROLOGY LRH

Shakira Adnan, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar

MEDICAL OFFICER

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Published

2022-06-21