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Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of legionnaires' disease in our hospitalized patients

Ivan Puljiz ; Klinika za infektivne bolesti "Dr.Fran Mihaljević"
Ilija Kuzman ; Klinika za infektivne bolesti "Dr.Fran Mihaljević"
Oktavija Đaković-Rode ; Klinika za infektivne bolesti "Dr.Fran Mihaljević"
Branka Vuković ; Klinika za infektivne bolesti "Dr.Fran Mihaljević"


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We retrospectively analysed clinical and epidemiological characteristics of legionnaires' disease in 60 patients, aged 26 to 85 years (53 males, and 7 females), hospitalized at the University Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Zagreb in a 4-year period, from 2000 to 2003. The diagnosis of legionnaires' disease was confirmed by serological tests. The disease was registered throughout the year, with more cases reported from June to October (58,3 %). All cases were sporadic. There were more males (88,3 %) than females. Most of the patients were aged 31 — 50 years (60 %). More than two-thirds (68,3 %) of patients had mild form of disease. Main symptoms of disease were fever, headache, and cough, and most significant laboratory findings were accelerated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, increased value of C-reactive protein, leukocytosis, and hyponatremia. Chest X-rays were non-characteristic, in the majority of patients pulmonary infiltrate was localized in a single pulmonary lobe. Pleural effusion was recorded in 28,3 % of patients. Mechanical ventilation was performed in seven patients, and four patients developed ARDS. One patient died.

Ključne riječi

Pneumonia, legionnaires' disease, clinical characteristics, epidemiology

Hrčak ID:

23634

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/23634

Podaci na drugim jezicima: hrvatski

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