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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