Severe Legionnaires disease complicated by multi-organ dysfunction in a previously healthy patient: A case report

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A case of a previously healthy lady with community-acquired pneumonia who progressed to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute renal failure, disseminated intravascular coagulation and sepsis is reported. Treatment with antibiotics and various modes of mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit were successful. A urinary legionella antigen test was positive for Legionella pneumophila. © 2009 Kassha et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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Kassha, K., Abuanza, I., Hadi, S. A., & Hilton, R. (2009). Severe Legionnaires disease complicated by multi-organ dysfunction in a previously healthy patient: A case report. Cases Journal, 2(12). https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-1626-2-9151

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