Mycoplasma hominis pneumonia complicating bilateral lung transplantation: case report and review of the literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Mycoplasma hominis is a commensal of humans. The organism has been predominantly associated with infections of the genitourinary tract. Extragenital infections have been described in neonates, in women during the postpartum period, and in immunocompromised patients. Pneumonia caused by M. hominis is very rare. This report describes the development of M. hominis pneumonia in a lung transplantation recipient and underscores the difficulty in establishing the correct diagnosis and the need for early and aggressive treatment with appropriate antimicrobial agents to insure a good outcome.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lyon, GM; Alspaugh, JA; Meredith, FT; Harrell, LJ; Tapson, V; Davis, RD; Kanj, SS

Published Date

  • November 5, 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 112 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1428 - 1432

PubMed ID

  • 9367488

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-3692

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.112.5.1428


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States