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I have had legionnaire's disease and been treated with large doses of erythromycin. Is there any chance that the bacteria are still in my system, remaining a threat?
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: No
Once cured of acute infection with legionella sp.
There is no residual occult infection or carrier state.

In brief: No
Once cured of acute infection with legionella sp.
There is no residual occult infection or carrier state.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Illness
There is always a chance, but most likely not.
Legionnaires is a disease that is treated with antibiotics, but if you have a strong immune system, you should develop antibodies to help protect if you were infected again. You could still get sick, but it would be much less serious.

In brief: Illness
There is always a chance, but most likely not.
Legionnaires is a disease that is treated with antibiotics, but if you have a strong immune system, you should develop antibodies to help protect if you were infected again. You could still get sick, but it would be much less serious.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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