A case of Legionella pneumophila pneumonia.

Authors

  • M Correia Unidade de Cuidados Especiais, Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa.
  • V Dieudonné
  • H Almeida
  • T Bandeira
  • L Lito
  • G Rodrigues
  • S Sequeira

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.2713

Abstract

Legionella pneumophila is an uncommon cause of pneumonia, mainly in children. We present a case with aggressive disease and unfavourable outcome. The diagnosis was established by serum antibody detection and immunofluorescence and culture of a fragment of lung tissue obtained at necropsy. We focus the importance of this aetiology in nosocomial pneumonia and community-acquired pneumonia with an atypical evolution. The need for specific therapy and some preventive measures are also stressed.

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Correia M, Dieudonné V, Almeida H, Bandeira T, Lito L, Rodrigues G, Sequeira S. A case of Legionella pneumophila pneumonia. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 1995 Jun. 30 [cited 2022 Dec. 7];8(6):363-7. Available from: https://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/2713

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Arquivo Histórico