2002 Volume 41 Issue 3 Pages 229-232
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)