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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
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
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
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 32 years experience
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
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Dr. Jennifer Bontreger
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Legionella: The biggest difference is that Legionnaire's Disease has potential for pneumonia & more severe illness than Pontiac Fever . Legionnaire's DZ- sx's... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Stupple
Dr. Aaron Stuppleanswered
General Practice 10 years experience
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
Pediatrics 37 years experience
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
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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It may be caused: by any Legionella bacteria.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Legionnaires' diseas: "The two most potent classes of antibiotic are the macrolides (azithromycin), and the quinolones (ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, gemifloxa... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine 35 years experience
Probably not: Legionnaires' disease is an infection with a bacteria that causes a pneumonia. It is transmitted in a waterborne fashion, often from cooling towers, h... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Bacterial infection: Legionnaires disease is a bacterial infection, usually of the lungs. The organism in present in water and may be inhaled through an aerosol, such as ... Read More
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