Posterior cerebral artery occlusion associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection

J Child Neurol. 2002 Jan;17(1):55-7. doi: 10.1177/088307380201700115.


Cerebral infarction is a rare complication of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. In all cases previously reported in the literature, vascular occlusion occurred in the anterior brain circulation, either the internal carotid or the middle cerebral artery. We report a case of a child with posterior cerebral artery occlusion and resultant hemiparesis associated with M. pneumoniae infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Hemiplegia / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Infarction, Posterior Cerebral Artery / diagnosis*
  • Internal Capsule / pathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Pneumonia, Mycoplasma / diagnosis*
  • Thalamus / pathology