Journal Article

Pneumonia and Osteomyelitis Due to <i>Legionella longbeachae</i> in a Woman with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Marc R. McClelland, Laszlo T. Vaszar and Frank T. Kagawa

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 38, issue 10, pages e102-e106
Published in print May 2004 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2004 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/386322
Pneumonia and Osteomyelitis Due to Legionella longbeachae in a Woman with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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A patient with risk factors of systemic lupus erythematosus, corticosteroid use, and malignancy received a diagnosis of concomitant pneumonia and osteomyelitis caused by Legionella longbeachae. In this report, the first description of Legionella osteomyelitis, previous cases of extrapulmonary Legionella infection are detailed.

Journal Article.  2491 words.  Illustrated.

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

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