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Here is a quick mnemonic ” MYCOPLASMA “ to remember about the Mycoplasma-Induced Rash and Mucositis

Mycoplasma-induced rash and mucositis (MIRM) is a rare and potentially severe adverse reaction to infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae, a bacterium that commonly causes respiratory infections. MIRM is also known by other names such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN) overlap associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection.

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Mycoplasma-Induced Rash and Mucositis: How To Remember Easily ?

  • M – Mucositis of at least two sites with hemorrhagic crusting of lips.
  • Y – Youthful presentation, usually affecting children around 11-12 years old.
  • C – Common in males.
  • O – Oropharyngeal involvement.
  • P – Presence of pneumonia, typically caused by M. pneumoniae.
  • L – Lesions on extremities, although they can also appear on the trunk.
  • A – Atypical targetoid rash over <10% of the body.
  • S – Sparse or vesiculobullous rash.
  • M – MIRM sine rash, where rash is sometimes absent.
  • A – Absence of association with SJS/TEN.


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