Legionnaires' disease in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis

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摘要

A 62-year-old male with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who was taking nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drug for controlling synovitis developed a flare of his arthritis, hepatitis, and pneumonia due to infection with Legionella pneumophila serotype 1. Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) occurred following the development of pneumonia. After the introduction of erythromycin and ventilator support with positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP), his condition stabilized and he recovered gradually. We suggest that L. pneumophila should be considered early in the differential diagnosis of pneumonia in RA patients due to their immunocompromised status.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)76-78
頁數3
期刊Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
34
發行號1
出版狀態已發佈 - 2001

指紋

Legionnaires' Disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Pneumonia
Legionella pneumophila
Synovitis
Positive-Pressure Respiration
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Erythromycin
Mechanical Ventilators
Hepatitis
Arthritis
Differential Diagnosis
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Pharmaceutical Preparations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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