Unusual clinical picture in an overweight patient with Legionella pneumophila: A case report

Leonidas Grigorakos, Daria Lazarescu, Anthi Georgiadou, Maria Bikou, Magda Gkouni, Yorgos Lafazanos, Charalambos Roumbeas, Nikolaos Markou


This case report describes a case of a patient with Legionnaires’ disease (LD) manifested three days upon his return from a medical conference, which took place in a hotel close to the seaside. Our patient presented to the hospital febrile, weak, confused and with mild difficulty in breathing. After being subjected to several tests, he was diagnosed with LD. Even though his initial urinary antigen test (UAT) was negative, subsequent immunofluorescent assays (IFA) were positive for Legionella pneumophila (LP). The patient was immediately initiated specific antibiotics therapy and supportive measures. After 11 days he was released from the hospital with considerable melioration of his clinical condition and with specific instructions to continue therapy at home.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/crim.v4n3p31


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