ALLEN R. WYLER, M.D.; A. BASIL HARRIS, M.D.
To the editor: Central nervous system complications of mycoplasma pneumonia infection are relatively rare, and acute cerebellar ataxia associated with mycoplasma pneumonia is even more uncommon. Steele and his associates (3) reported three cases in children, and Endtz and Hers (4) reported one case in an adult. Because of the paucity of reports of this association, we describe this case:
A 15-year-old white man had been in good health until 2 weeks before admission to the hospital, when he had rhinorrhea, sore throat, and cough for 3 days. On the morning of admission he presented with progressive vertigo, ataxia, diplopia,
WYLER AR, HARRIS AB. Cerebellar Ataxia with Mycoplasma Pneumonia. Ann Intern Med. ;80:556–557. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-4-556
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