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what are the long term side effects of legionnaires disease i heard that asthma is one side effect

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Death: Legionnaire's disease is a severe bacterial pneumonia. There are effective antibiotics but the death rate for persons over age 50 hospitalized with th ... Read More
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Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Usually death...: The major long term consequence of legionella pneumonae is death or post infectious complications such as kidney failure, pulmonary fibrosis from seve ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
No: very unlikely ...Legionaires spread by DROPLETS (Not a SPLASH) Droplets are INHALED not ABSORBED from the skin contact! Hope this helps! Dr Z
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Quicker. Milder.: Both are caused by the legionella germ. Pontiac favor happens quicker. It's milder and doesn't have breathing problems like cough chest pain, pneumoni ... Read More
Dr. Jennifer Bontreger
18 years experience Sports Medicine
It is a milder form: Pontiac fever is a milder form of legionnaires' diease, both illnesses caused by the bacterium legionella pneumophila the incubation period is short, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
If you had a very: mild case (which is not very likely) it would be possible to treat you at home. It is more likely that you will need supportive care and treatment whi ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: Legionnaires' disease is an infection with a legionella bacteria that causes a pneumonia. It is transmitted in a waterborne fashion, often from coolin ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Can depend on dose of germ, virulence (infectivity) of the germ, baseline lung function, general health, age, other factors.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Stupple
8 years experience General Practice
No: Although legionnaires' can have long-term effects, particularly on the elderly or the chronically ill, these effects are typically fatigue or neurolog ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
See below: According to our infectious disease consultants, the literature on legionnaires disease does not mention a link with premature birth. However, any ma ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Legionnaire'sDisease: is a severe form of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria, usually contracted through contaminated ventilation systems. It can be quite deadly i ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It may be caused: by any Legionella bacteria.

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