Title

Acute Hypoxic Respiratory Failure and Septic Shock Secondary to Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Pneumonia Complicated by Heroin Overdose

Division

North Florida

Hospital

North Florida

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

10-22-2021

Keywords

intravenous drug use, tobacco, heroin, hypoxic respiratory failure, septic shock, mycoplasma pneumoniae, pneumonia

Disciplines

Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Emergency Medicine | Pulmonology | Respiratory Tract Diseases

Abstract

We present the case of a woman with a past medical history of intravenous drug use and tobacco abuse who was brought into the emergency department by emergency medical services after a heroin overdose. She was found to be in acute hypoxic respiratory failure and developed septic shock secondary to Mycoplasma pneumonia. In this case report, the presentation and management of fulminant Mycoplasma pneumonia are discussed, along with plain chest radiography findings.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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