News on infectious diseases in 2018: What the general practitioner should know

Jean-Cyr Yombi Published in the journal : February 2019 Category : Infectiologie

In various fields of medicine, several innovations and novelties were introduced in 2018, and infectiology does not escape the rule (1). In this article, we have presented the relevant news and novelties that the GP should be aware of.

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An uncommon rhabdomyolysis: a case report on a Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia

Laurent Truffaut(1), Caroline Vincent(1), Yves Coyette(2), Pierre Hanotier(2) Published in the journal : December 2018 Category : Infectiologie

We have herein reported on the case of a 97-year-old patient suffering from hypoxemic pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae, complicated by severe rhabdomyolysis. The diagnosis was based on the clinical picture associated with an equivocal serology, after excluding other obvious rhabdomyolysis-based etiologies. The clinical and biological progression proved to be rapidly favorable following targeted antibiotic therapy. After clarifying the unusual rhabdomyolysis etiology within a Geriatric Unit, we have further insisted on both the search and treatment of atypical bacteria when the clinical and radiological presentations point towards these conditions.

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