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

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Aaron Stupple
General Practice
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Aaron Stupple
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics
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In brief: Legionnaires

Legionnaire's disease complicating pregnancy is a rare and unusual but has happened and can seriously compromise both the mother and the fetus.
Cases of septic shock and fetal demise secondary to legionella have been reported.

In brief: Legionnaires

Legionnaire's disease complicating pregnancy is a rare and unusual but has happened and can seriously compromise both the mother and the fetus.
Cases of septic shock and fetal demise secondary to legionella have been reported.
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