Journal of Pediatric Critical Care

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 197--199

Left atrial thrombus: Rare and unusual presentation of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: A case Report


Sagar Lad, Pradeep Suryawanshi, Santosh Kait, Preeti Lad, Jalil Mujawar 
 Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pedaitrics, Sahyadri Superspeciality Hospital, Shashtrinagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sagar Lad
Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, Sahyadri Superspeciality Hospital, Shashtrinagar, Pune - 411 006, Maharashtra
India

Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common organism responsible for pediatric community-acquired pneumonia. Extrapulmonary complications including thrombosis, although rare, are known to be associated with severe M. pneumoniae pneumonia. We report the case of left atrial thrombus extending into right inferior pulmonary vein in a child with severe M. pneumoniae probably due to transient Antiphospholipid Antibodies (aPL). Pneumonia and thrombus were completely resolved after the treatment with antimicrobial and anticoagulant therapy in 3 months. aPL are more common in M. pneumoniae infections; hence, routine screening will be helpful to quantify the incidence of aPL as well as to plan future risk assessment and management strategies.


How to cite this article:
Lad S, Suryawanshi P, Kait S, Lad P, Mujawar J. Left atrial thrombus: Rare and unusual presentation of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: A case Report.J Pediatr Crit Care 2021;8:197-199


How to cite this URL:
Lad S, Suryawanshi P, Kait S, Lad P, Mujawar J. Left atrial thrombus: Rare and unusual presentation of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection: A case Report. J Pediatr Crit Care [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Oct 16 ];8:197-199
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