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A brainstem syndrome associatedxb with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection—A report of two cases
  1. S. J. Jachuck,
  2. C. Gardner-Thorpe,
  3. F. Clark,
  4. J. B. Foster

    Abstract

    Two patients with a serologically-proved infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) developed cranial nerve pareses which cleared spontaneously within 1 month of the onset. The sixth and seventh cranial nerves were the most severely affected. It is suggested that the signs were due to a mild brainstem encephalitis associated with the MP infection. The benign course of the syndrome is emphasized. The neurological complications of MP infection may be commoner than has been generally supposed.

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    • * Reprints requests to Dr S. J. Jachuck, The Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Newcastle University Hospital Group, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BF.

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