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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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Abstract

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
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents: administration & dosage
  • Antibodies, Bacterial
  • Antibodies, Bacterial: urine
  • Azithromycin
  • Azithromycin: administration & dosage
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay: methods
  • Erythromycin
  • Erythromycin: administration & dosage
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Legionella pneumophila: drug effects
  • Legionella pneumophila: isolation & purification
  • Legionella pneumophila: pathogenicity
  • Legionnaires' Disease
  • Legionnaires' Disease: diagnosis
  • Legionnaires' Disease: drug therapy
  • Legionnaires' Disease: microbiology
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious: diagnosis
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious: drug therapy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious: microbiology
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Rifampin
  • Rifampin: administration & dosage
  • Treatment Outcome

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Authors

  • Nelly Gaillac

  • Bernard Floccard

  • Thierry Ould

  • Farida Benatir

  • Albrice Levrat

  • Pierre Meunier

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