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Is it likely that my infection with legionnaires' disease will cause a premature birth?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: See below

According to our infectious disease consultants, the literature on legionnaires disease does not mention a link with premature birth.
However, any maternal inflammation or fever increases the risk for preterm labor. Please talk to your ob/gyn soon.

In brief: See below

According to our infectious disease consultants, the literature on legionnaires disease does not mention a link with premature birth.
However, any maternal inflammation or fever increases the risk for preterm labor. Please talk to your ob/gyn soon.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. M. Taslimi
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Legionella may cause PTL

Legionella pneumonia is not uncommon and not easy to diagnose by serology or culture; consequently, there are only a few reports of proven association between the two.
Pregnant patients with community acquired pneumonia should be hospitalized and traditional antibiotic therapy should be started promptly without awaiting culture of serology results that can take several days in case of legionella pneumophila infection.

In brief: Legionella may cause PTL

Legionella pneumonia is not uncommon and not easy to diagnose by serology or culture; consequently, there are only a few reports of proven association between the two.
Pregnant patients with community acquired pneumonia should be hospitalized and traditional antibiotic therapy should be started promptly without awaiting culture of serology results that can take several days in case of legionella pneumophila infection.
Dr. M. Taslimi
Dr. M. Taslimi
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