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Pneumonia, Legionella
Jeffrey P. Kanne, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Legionnaires disease
            • Definitions

              • Pneumonia caused by infection with any Legionella species, most commonly Legionella pneumophila

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                        • Presentation

                          • Demographics

                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                              • Treatment

                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Cunha BA: Legionnaires' disease: clinical differentiation from typical and other atypical pneumonias. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 24(1):73-105, 2010
                                  2. Yu H et al: Computed tomographic features of 23 sporadic cases with Legionella pneumophila pneumonia. Eur J Radiol. 74(3):e73-8, 2010
                                  3. Stout JE et al: Hospital-acquired Legionnaires' disease: new developments. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 16(4):337-41, 2003
                                  4. Yagyu H et al: Chest CT findings and clinical features in mild Legionella pneumonia. Intern Med. 42(6):477-82, 2003
                                  5. Coletta FS et al: Radiological manifestations of Legionella/Legionella-like organisms. Semin Respir Infect. 13(2):109-15, 1998
                                  6. Fairbank JT et al: Legionnaires' disease. J Thorac Imaging. 6(3):6-13, 1991
                                  7. Kirby BD et al: Nosocomial Legionnaires' disease. Semin Respir Infect. 2(4):255-61, 1987
                                  8. Helms CM et al: An outbreak of community-acquired Legionnaires' disease pneumonia. Am J Public Health. 74(8):835-6, 1984
                                  9. Helms CM et al: Sporadic Legionnaires' disease: clinical observations on 87 nosocomial and community-acquired cases. Am J Med Sci. 288(1):2-12, 1984
                                  10. Fairbank JT et al: The chest radiograph in Legionnaires' disease. Further observations. Radiology. 147(1):33-4, 1983
                                  11. Helms CM et al: Legionnaires' disease associated with a hospital water system: a cluster of 24 nosocomial cases. Ann Intern Med. 99(2):172-8, 1983
                                  12. Dietrich PA et al: The chest radiograph in legionnaires' disease. Radiology. 127(3):577-82, 1978
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Terminology

                                    • Imaging

                                      • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                        • Pathology

                                          • Clinical Issues

                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                            • Synonyms

                                              • Legionnaires disease
                                            • Definitions

                                              • Pneumonia caused by infection with any Legionella species, most commonly Legionella pneumophila

                                            IMAGING

                                            • General Features

                                              • Radiographic Findings

                                                • CT Findings

                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                      PATHOLOGY

                                                      • General Features

                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                        • Presentation

                                                          • Demographics

                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                              • Treatment

                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Cunha BA: Legionnaires' disease: clinical differentiation from typical and other atypical pneumonias. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 24(1):73-105, 2010
                                                                  2. Yu H et al: Computed tomographic features of 23 sporadic cases with Legionella pneumophila pneumonia. Eur J Radiol. 74(3):e73-8, 2010
                                                                  3. Stout JE et al: Hospital-acquired Legionnaires' disease: new developments. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 16(4):337-41, 2003
                                                                  4. Yagyu H et al: Chest CT findings and clinical features in mild Legionella pneumonia. Intern Med. 42(6):477-82, 2003
                                                                  5. Coletta FS et al: Radiological manifestations of Legionella/Legionella-like organisms. Semin Respir Infect. 13(2):109-15, 1998
                                                                  6. Fairbank JT et al: Legionnaires' disease. J Thorac Imaging. 6(3):6-13, 1991
                                                                  7. Kirby BD et al: Nosocomial Legionnaires' disease. Semin Respir Infect. 2(4):255-61, 1987
                                                                  8. Helms CM et al: An outbreak of community-acquired Legionnaires' disease pneumonia. Am J Public Health. 74(8):835-6, 1984
                                                                  9. Helms CM et al: Sporadic Legionnaires' disease: clinical observations on 87 nosocomial and community-acquired cases. Am J Med Sci. 288(1):2-12, 1984
                                                                  10. Fairbank JT et al: The chest radiograph in Legionnaires' disease. Further observations. Radiology. 147(1):33-4, 1983
                                                                  11. Helms CM et al: Legionnaires' disease associated with a hospital water system: a cluster of 24 nosocomial cases. Ann Intern Med. 99(2):172-8, 1983
                                                                  12. Dietrich PA et al: The chest radiograph in legionnaires' disease. Radiology. 127(3):577-82, 1978