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Title: Nosocomial legionella septicemia in patient with systemic lupus erythematosus: A case report and literature review
Authors: Theerawat Naksanguan
Pakpoom Phoompoung
Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2018
Citation: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. Vol.49, No.2 (2018), 292-296
Abstract: © 2018, SEAMEO TROPMED Network. All rights reserved. Legionella pneumophila is an important cause of community and hospital acquired pneumonia in immunocompromised patients, but bacteremia caused by this organism is rarely reported. We report here a case of ventilator associated pneumonia caused by Legionella pneumophila in a lupus nephritis patient treated with systemic corticosteroids. The patient was treated with intravenous tigecycline initially and then intravenous levofloxacin for a total course of 14 days. The potable water system was investigated but no evidence of contamination was found.
ISSN: 01251562
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2018

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