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Table 3 Complications and outcome of M. pneumoniae infections in 40 patients.

From: Clinical features of culture-proven Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Variable Frequency (%)
Complications:  
   Severe pneumonia1 14 (35)
   Hypotension 3 (7.5)
   Respiratory failure requiring ventilation 8(20)
   ARDS2 4(10)
   Hemolysis 2(5)
   Rash 1 (2.5)
   Neurological complications 0
Outcome:  
   Uneventful recovery 30 (75)
   Recovery following complications3 4(10)
   Death due to M. pneumoniae 3 (7.5)
   Death due to other causes 3 (7.5)
  1. 1 See definition of severe pneumonia in text. 2 ARDS=Acute respiratory distress syndrome. 3 Respiratory failure, septic shock, acute respiratory distress syndrome.