Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
Corticosteroid Therapy for Hemolytic Anemia and Respiratory Failure Due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae Pneumonia
Ryosuke TSURUTAYoshikatsu KAWAMURATakeshi INOUEShunji KASAOKADaikai SADAMITSUTsuyoshi MAEKAWA
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2002 Volume 41 Issue 3 Pages 229-232

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This is a report of hemolytic anemia and respiratory failure due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia. His chest CT scans showed bilateral diffuse thickened bronchovascular bundles and emphysema tons changes. The pulmonary function test supported the diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He was diagnosed as coldagglunitin-associated hemolytic anemia and M. pneumoniae pneumonia in inapparent COPD. Corticosteroid administration was remarkablly effective for hemolytic anemia and beneficial for acute exacerbation of COPD.
(Internal Medicine 41: 229-232, 2002)

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