Legionella pneumonia


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Legionella pneumonia

[‚lē·jə‚nel·ə nə′mō·nyə]
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Community-acquired legionella pneumonia in elderly patients: characteristics and outcome.
Due to the presence of Legionella, pneumonia, and qSOFA of 3 points, it was diagnosed with Legionella pneumonia and septic shock.
Cerebellar involvement that occurred during treatment of Legionella pneumonia: A case report.
longbeachae is responsible for about 50% of Legionella pneumonia cases [6].
This disease has been described as over-treated and under-diagnosed.9 Chronic lung disease, cytotoxic chemotherapy and corticosteroid therapy are related to Legionella pneumonia.9 Surgery is a major predisposing factor in nosocomial infection; however, transplant recipients are at the highest risk.10 The objective of our study was to perform a case-control study of Legionella disease and compare the prevalence of antibody titers among healthcare workers and healthy population.
Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines recommend either of two antibiotic regimens as first-line treatment for CAP patients on general medical wards who are thought not to have Legionella pneumonia: monotherapy with a respiratory fluoroquinolone or combination therapy of beta-lactam and macrolide.
The HPA said there were 359 cases of Legionella pneumonia in England and Wales in 2008, nearly half of which were associated with travel, both in the United Kingdom and abroad.
Mrs Jones, of Penycae, Wrexham, died at Wrexham Maelor Hospital of multiple organ failure due to legionella pneumonia.
The studies excluded patients needing ICU care at the time of randomization, patients hospitalized in the previous 2 weeks, residents of long-term care facilities for longer than 2 weeks, and patients with known or suspected Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection, active tuberculosis, or Legionella pneumonia.
Increase in Legionella pneumonia, Philadelphia and surrounding regions, Philadelphia: Division of Disease Control Health Advisory, July 31, 2003.
Two public health examples are the original outbreak of Legionella pneumonia caused by biofilms on air-conditioning ducts and the outbreak of Pseudomonas infection caused by biofilms created during the production of albuterol; the latter resulted in approximately 100 deaths in the early 1990s.