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What Are The Long Term Side Effects Of Legionnaires Disease I Heard That Asthma Is One Side Effect
What are the long term side effects of legionnaires disease? I heard that asthma is one side effect.
Death: Legionnaire's disease is a severe bacterial pneumonia. There are effective antibiotics but the death rate for persons over age 50 hospitalized with this form of pneumonia is reported to lie between 5-30%. Kidney injury has been reported after legionnaire's disease but I have not seen any patients who developed asthma after having this disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was bringing boxes down from my attic and one box had stagnant water in it and it poured onto my head & arm. Am I at risk for legionnaires disease?
No: very unlikely ...Legionaires spread by DROPLETS (Not a SPLASH) Droplets are INHALED not ABSORBED from the skin contact! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
No: There is no medicinal therapy to prevent legionnaire's disease, specifically. If you are in good health and in good shape, odds are you will be less likely to suffer from it seriously but that is not for certain. Exposure should be avoided though there is no sure way to know when you may be exposed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Although legionnaires' can have long-term effects, particularly on the elderly or the chronically ill, these effects are typically fatigue or neurologic symptoms. In the immunosuppressed (hiv patients, those on certain medications, or the severely ill), the bacterium has been known to spread to several organs only on very rare occasions, and no involvement of the uterus has been reported. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is Legionnaires’ disease? Describe this strain of bacterial pneumonia and its possible origins in human infection.
Legionnaire'sDisease: is a severe form of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria, usually contracted through contaminated ventilation systems. It can be quite deadly if not recognized and treated. For more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/legionnaires-disease/basics/definition/CON-20028867 Hope this helps!! ...Read more
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, humidifiers and such. It is treated with antibiotics. Risk factors include smoking, older age, diabetes, lung or kidney disease, cancer, or a poor immune system. Pregnancy is not a known risk factor, but caution makes sense for the baby's sake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 in a shower. ...Read more
Treat Legionnaires': Suspected or proven Legionella pneumonia (Legionnaires') should be treated with a quinolone (eg, levofloxacin) or azithromycin. Moxifloxacin should work, since it is an advanced quinolone medication, and there is medical literature to support this. However, most clinical guidelines list levofloxacin, as it has been used very often and has a great track record. I recommend to see an ID doc for this ...Read more
Probably not: Legionnaires' disease is a severe form of pneumonia — lung inflammation usually caused by infection. Legionnaires' disease is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. You can't catch legionnaires' disease from person-to-person contact. Instead, most people get legionnaires' disease from inhaling the bacteria. Older adults, smokers and people with weakened immune systems are particularly suscep. ...Read more
Not recommended: While herbal therapies can be effective for a number of conditions, legionnaires' disease can cause a life-threatening pneumonia due to the bacteria, legionella. Treatment with antibiotics usually cures the disease. If you have pontiac fever, (legionella infection without pneumonia) antibiotics are often not necessary and the disease resolves spontaneously. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Any medical treatment has a potential for complications. Drugs (medication) work well, but no matter what you use (even aspirin) there are potential side effects that are unwanted or undesirable. The downside of no treatment is usually less than the downside of treatment complications/side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes but other workers in the building will probably be affected too. ...Read more
Nothing approved: Although, you may find claims on the web of people having taken "natural" supplement/herb that helped them cure legionnaire's, there's nothing approved or shown to be effective in studies. Given the fact that it may become fatal in certain cases if left untreated, i'd strongly suggest prompt medical attention and institution of a commonly accepted treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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