Legionella pneumonia: Infection during immunosuppressive therapy for idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis

Thomas G. Boyce, Mark E. Wylam

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Abstract

We report a case of Legionella pneumonia in a 10-year-old girl with idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis who was chronically immunosuppressed and had exposure to a hot tub. Prompt diagnosis with bronchoalveolar lavage and subsequent antimicrobial therapy resulted in full recovery. Legionellosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of the immunosuppressed child with respiratory illness. High risk patients should avoid exposure to hot tubs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-84
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

Keywords

  • Chronic lung disease
  • Corticosteroids
  • Immunosuppression
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Legionellosis
  • Legionnaire's disease
  • Pontiac fever
  • Pulmonary hemosiderosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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