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<i>Legionella micdadei</i> Infection Presenting as Severe Secretory Diarrhea and a Solitary Pulmonary Mass

Boris I. Medarov, Anita K. Siddiqui, Tahir Mughal, Mark Moshiyakhov and Leonard J. Rossoff

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 38, issue 7, pages e63-e65
Published in print April 2004 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2004 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/382679
Legionella micdadei Infection Presenting as Severe Secretory Diarrhea and a Solitary Pulmonary Mass

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Sixty percent of infections with non-pneumophila species of Legionella are caused by Legionella micdadei. Although diarrhea is a common symptom of legionellosis, including that due to L. micdadei infection, severe, life-threatening diarrhea is rare. We describe a patient with profound secretory diarrhea (secretion rate, up to 8 L/day) that was secondary to culture-proven L. micdadei pneumonia. In addition, a 3-cm pulmonary nodule was detected, which completely resolved after proper treatment for Legionella infection. Resolving pulmonary nodules have been previously reported in association with treatment of L. micdadei infections.

Journal Article.  1354 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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