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language
eng
Author
Kobayashi, Kanako
Yano, Shuichi
Description
Aim: To investigate the cardiac influence of Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
Materials: 23 mycoplasmal pneumonia patients (age range, 3 to 77 years) and 31 bacterial pneumonia patients (age range, 1 to 94 years).
Methods: Cardio-thoracic ratio (CTR) on chest radiographs on admission and one month after treatment. Results: In mycoplasmal pneumonia patients, the CTR on admission was 46.1±3.8% and the CTR after treatment was 42.9±3.8% (p< 0.0001). The CTR after treatment in the bacterial pneumonia patients did not change.
Conclusion: After treatment, a significant decrease in the CTR was observed in the mycoplasmal pneumonia patients. The pathogenesis of cardiovascular involvement associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection has not been elucidated. However, this study showed that cardiac injury might occur without any subjective heart symptoms. Even if patients have no complaints, there may be cardiac involvement especially in the left ventricle in mycoplasmal pneumonia patients.
Journal Title
Shimane journal of medical science
Volume
22
Issue
2
Start Page
41
End Page
44
ISSN
03865959
ISSN(Online)
24332410
Published Date
2005-12-01
NCID
AA00841586
Publisher Aalternative
Shimane University Faculty of Medicine
NII Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Format
PDF
Text Version
出版社版
OAI-PMH Set
Faculty of Medicine
Remark
http://ci.nii.ac.jp/vol_issue/nels/AA00841586_jp.html