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Legionnaires' Disease

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Synonyms of Legionnaires' Disease

  • Legionellosis
  • Pontiac Fever

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Legionnaires' Disease is recognized as an acute respiratory pneumonia caused by the aerobic gram-negative microorganism, Legionella pneumophila, and other species. This microorganism may also affect other body systems. Afflicted patients may have pulmonary (lung and bronchi), gastrointestinal tract, and central nervous system complications. Renal insufficiency may occur occasionally and can be severe enough to require dialysis.

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