Mycoplasma penetrans bacteremia and primary antiphospholipid syndrome

Emerg Infect Dis. 1999 Jan-Feb;5(1):164-7. doi: 10.3201/eid0501.990122.


Mycoplasma penetrans, a rare bacterium so far only found in HIV-infected persons, was isolated in the blood and throat of a non-HIV-infected patient with primary antiphospholipid syndrome (whose etiology and pathogenesis are unknown).

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome / complications*
  • Bacteremia / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mycoplasma Infections / complications*
  • Mycoplasma Infections / diagnosis
  • Mycoplasma penetrans / isolation & purification*