Year: 2017 | Month: March | Volume: 7 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 370-372
An Unusual Presentation of Atypical Pneumonia
Dr. Smit Shah2, Dr. Abhinam Patel1, Dr. C. Shah1, Dr. Hetal Pandya1, Dr. Mani Bapna1, Dr. Vipul Patel2
1Professor, 2Junior Resident,
Department of General Medicine, SBKS & MIRC, Pipariya, Vadodara, Gujarat.
Corresponding Author: Dr. Smit Shah
Atypical Pneumonia is a type of pneumonia which affects the lung parenchyma by atypical organisms such as Chlamydophilia (intracellular parasites) and Mycoplasma (bacteria without a cell wall). Incidence of overlapping of multiple atypical organisms is relatively rare (1.5:1000). Transmission is mainly airborne in which infected water droplets in air are breathed in. Incubation period is usually between 1 to 4 weeks. We are reporting a case a patient in young age group presenting with Atypical Pneumonia with Erythema Multiforme.
Key words: Atypical Pneumonia, lung parenchyma, Chlamydophilia, Mycoplasma.