Stevens-Johnson syndrome after Mycoplasma pneumonia infection in pediatric post-liver transplant recipient: Case report and review of the literature

J. Tomaino, T. Keegan, T. Miloh, N. Kerkar, S. Mercer, M. Birge, J. Rocca, F. Suchy, R. Arnon

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Although Mycoplasma pneumonia infection is relatively common among school-aged children, it rarely leads to SJS. Herein, we report a seven-yr-old girl who presented with a Mycoplasma pneumonia infection that progressed to SJS five months after liver transplant. We suggest that children presenting with symptoms of Mycoplasma pneumonia infection in the immunosuppressed post-liver transplant setting be properly diagnosed and treated rapidly, as well as observed for symptoms of SJS and potentially serious extrapulmonary complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E74-E77
JournalPediatric Transplantation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2012
Externally publishedYes



  • Mycoplasma pneumonia
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • liver transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Transplantation

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