Pediatric Mycoplasma Pneumonia

  • Etiology: Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Imaging: bilateral diffuse bronchial wall thickening, leads to interstitial infiltrate, can mimic viral pneumonia or bacterial pneumonia radiographically
  • DDX: viral pneumonia

Radiology Cases of Mycoplasma Pneumonia

CXR of mycoplasma pneumonia
CXR PA and lateral shows a faint focal infiltrate in the posterior basilar segment of the right lower lobe, faintly obscuring the right hemidiaphragm on the PA view and causing a faint spine sign over the lowest vertebral body on the lateral view.