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Legionella pneumophila pneumonia during pregnancy: a case report

Gaillac N, Floccard B, Ould T, Benatir F, Levrat A, Meunier P, Allaouchiche B ...see all

The Journal of infection, vol. 52, issue 6 (2006) pp. e163-4

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Legionella pneumophila pneumonia during pregnancy can have serious consequences for the mother and lead to fetal distress. We report a case of L. pneumophila pneumonia in a pregnant woman at 31 weeks gestation. With early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, the outcome was favorable with delivery of a healthy infant at 40 weeks gestation.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents/administration & dosage
  • Antibodies, Bacterial/urine
  • Azithromycin/administration & dosage
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/methods
  • Erythromycin/administration & dosage
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Legionella pneumophila/drug effects/*isolation & p
  • Legionnaires' Disease/diagnosis/*drug therapy/micr
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious/diagnosis/*dru
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Rifampin/administration & dosage
  • Treatment Outcome

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  • N Gaillac

  • B Floccard

  • T Ould

  • F Benatir

  • A Levrat

  • P Meunier

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