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Legionnaires' Disease With Profound Cerebellar Involvement

Legionnaires' Disease With Profound Cerebellar Involvement Abstract • An acute febrile illness with pulmonary infiltration and severe cerebellar deficit developed in a woman. The diagnosis of Legionnaires' disease was confirmed by indirect fluorescent antibody tests. Legionnaires' disease should be considered as a diagnostic possibility in patients with pneumonia and cerebellar dysfunction. References 1. Fraser DW, Tsai TR, Orenstein W, et al: Legionnaires' disease: Description of an epidemic . N Engl J Med 297:1189-1197, 1977.Crossref 2. Legionnaires' disease: United States . Morbid Mortal Weekly Rep 27:439-441, 1978. 3. Friedman HM: Legionnaires' disease in nonlegionnaires: A report of five cases . Ann Intern Med 88:294-302, 1978.Crossref 4. Terranova W, Cohen ML, Fraser DW: 1974 outbreak of Legionnaires' disease diagnosed in 1977 . Lancet 2:122-124, 1978.Crossref 5. Lee AW, Tyrrell WF: Severe cerebral disturbances in Legionnaires' disease . Lancet 2:1336-1337, 1978. 6. Brenner DJ, Steigerwalt AG, McDade JE: Classification of Legionnaires' disease bacterium: Legionella pneumophilia, genus Novum, species nova, of the family Legionellaceae, familia Nova . Ann Intern Med 90:656-658, 1979.Crossref 7. McDade JE, Shepard CC, Fraser DW, et al: Legionnaires' disease: Isolation of a bacterium and demonstration of its role in other respiratory disease . N Engl J Med 297:1197-1203, 1977.Crossref 8. Kirby BD, Snyder KM, Meyer RD, et al: Legionnaires' disease: Clinical features of 24 cases . Ann Intern Med 89:297-309, 1978.Crossref 9. Sanford JP: Legionnaires' disease: The first thousand days . N Engl J Med 300:654-656, 1979.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology American Medical Association

Legionnaires' Disease With Profound Cerebellar Involvement

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1980 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9942
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archneur.1980.00500550081014
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Abstract

Abstract • An acute febrile illness with pulmonary infiltration and severe cerebellar deficit developed in a woman. The diagnosis of Legionnaires' disease was confirmed by indirect fluorescent antibody tests. Legionnaires' disease should be considered as a diagnostic possibility in patients with pneumonia and cerebellar dysfunction. References 1. Fraser DW, Tsai TR, Orenstein W, et al: Legionnaires' disease: Description of an epidemic . N Engl J Med 297:1189-1197, 1977.Crossref 2. Legionnaires' disease: United States . Morbid Mortal Weekly Rep 27:439-441, 1978. 3. Friedman HM: Legionnaires' disease in nonlegionnaires: A report of five cases . Ann Intern Med 88:294-302, 1978.Crossref 4. Terranova W, Cohen ML, Fraser DW: 1974 outbreak of Legionnaires' disease diagnosed in 1977 . Lancet 2:122-124, 1978.Crossref 5. Lee AW, Tyrrell WF: Severe cerebral disturbances in Legionnaires' disease . Lancet 2:1336-1337, 1978. 6. Brenner DJ, Steigerwalt AG, McDade JE: Classification of Legionnaires' disease bacterium: Legionella pneumophilia, genus Novum, species nova, of the family Legionellaceae, familia Nova . Ann Intern Med 90:656-658, 1979.Crossref 7. McDade JE, Shepard CC, Fraser DW, et al: Legionnaires' disease: Isolation of a bacterium and demonstration of its role in other respiratory disease . N Engl J Med 297:1197-1203, 1977.Crossref 8. Kirby BD, Snyder KM, Meyer RD, et al: Legionnaires' disease: Clinical features of 24 cases . Ann Intern Med 89:297-309, 1978.Crossref 9. Sanford JP: Legionnaires' disease: The first thousand days . N Engl J Med 300:654-656, 1979.Crossref

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Archives of NeurologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1980

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