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Post-infectious encephalomyelitis associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila infection.
  1. P. J. Easterbrook,
  2. E. G. Smyth
  1. Department of Medicine, St George's Hospital, London, UK.


    A case of severe acute encephalomyelitis associated with a serological diagnosis of both Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila infection is reported. Serological co-positivity between these two pathogens has been reported previously, and has, in general, been attributed to cross-reactivity. This is the first documented case of co-infection using more sensitive and specific serological techniques. The potential significance of these findings is discussed in the context of the considerable problems in the interpretation of serological data.

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