Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism in the Setting of Mycoplasma
13-year-old female twins presented one week apart with documented
Mycoplasma pneumoniae respiratory infection. Each developed venous
thrombosis/pulmonary emboli in association with transient self-limited
para-infectious anti phospholipid antibodies. Comprehensive evaluation
reveled no identifiable genetic prothrombotic variables. Both children
recovered after receiving antibiotics and anti-coagulation therapy.
Thrombotic complications associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae
infections are rare, particularly in children; the occurrence of this
complication in identical twins has not been previously reported.