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Legionnaires’ disease 

Legionnaires’ disease
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Legionnaires’ disease
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John Macfarlane

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199588084.003.0009
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date: 18 November 2019

Legionnaires’ disease is an uncommon but important cause of pneumonia with a unique mode of spread

Legionella infection tends to result in moderate or severe pneumonia sometimes complicated by respiratory and other organ failure and is associated with a 12% mortality overall

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