Legionella pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Sigmund Stuppner


Presentation in ER with high fever, cough with yellow mucus and chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years old
Gender: Male

The chest radiograph shows multiple bilateral airspace opacities. There is also a basal right pleural effusion. Normal cardiac profile.

Case Discussion

Blood culture was negative.

A urinary antigen test with Legionella-Ag was performed with rapid immunofluorescence technique

The positive result permitted a rapid diagnosis.

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Case information

rID: 46812
Published: 19th Jul 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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