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Can i take medicinal therapies to treat a legionnaires' disease?

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

Yes: Legionnaires' disease is an infection with a legionella bacteria that causes a pneumonia. It is transmitted in a waterborne fashion, often from cooling towers, humidifiers and such. It is not spread person-to-person. It is treated with antibiotics if found, usually Levofloxacin or azithromycin.

Answered 6/24/2015

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

No: You need a pulmonologist asap there is effective medication.

Answered 11/2/2012

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