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What are the major risk factors for legionnaires' disease?

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Dr. Bhavinkumar Dalal
Critical Care
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In brief: Smoking

Smoking, copd, >65 years.

In brief: Smoking

Smoking, copd, >65 years.
Dr. Bhavinkumar Dalal
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Legionnaires

The most common risk factor is heavy cigarette smoking.
However, chronic lung disease is also common. The most intense risk factor is organ transplantation; the medicines used to protect the new organ also compromise the patient' defense system against infection. Patients who take corticosteroid medicines are also at high risk.

In brief: Legionnaires

The most common risk factor is heavy cigarette smoking.
However, chronic lung disease is also common. The most intense risk factor is organ transplantation; the medicines used to protect the new organ also compromise the patient' defense system against infection. Patients who take corticosteroid medicines are also at high risk.
Dr. Kevin Daus
Dr. Kevin Daus
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