Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a significant cause of pneumonia in school-aged children and young adults. We report a case of neonatal M. pneumoniae pneumonia in a preterm child manifesting in the first hours of life. Vertical transmission was demonstrated by the detection of M. pneumoniae in inflamed placental tissue indicating chorioamnionitis.

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Journal Neonatology: fetal and neonatal research
Huber, B.M. (Benedikt M.), Meyer Sauteur, P.M, Unger, W.W.J, Hasters, P. (Paul), Eugster, M.R. (Marcel R.), Brandt, S. (Simone), … Berger, C. (2018). Vertical Transmission of Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection. Neonatology: fetal and neonatal research, 332–336. doi:10.1159/000490610