Severe Legionella pneumophila pneumonia in a patient with iron overload

Holenarasipur R. Vikram, Frank J. Bia

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Abstract

Iron plays a crucial role in the energy metabolism of microorganisms. Humans have developed iron-withholding mechanisms as a form of non-specific immunity. We describe a patient with iron overload and severe Legionella pneumophila pneumonia. This report emphasizes the importance of early consideration of and appropriate therapy against Legionella for patients with iron overload who present with community-acquired pneumonia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)772-774
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume34
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 9 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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