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Title: A case of Legionella pneumophila pneumonia followed by invasive aspergillosis.
Authors: Saijo, Tomomi / Izumikawa, Koichi / Takazono, Takahiro / Kosai, Kosuke / Kurihara, Shintaro / Nakamura, Shigeki / Imamura, Yoshifumi / Miyazaki, Taiga / Seki, Masafumi / Kakeya, Hiroshi / Yamamoto, Yoshihiro / Yanagihara, Katsunori / Miyazaki, Yoshitsugu / Fukushima, Kiyoyasu / Kohno, Shigeru
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Publisher: National Institute of Infectious Diseases
Citation: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, 61(5), pp.379-381; 2008
Abstract: We report a rare case of Legionella pneumophila pneumonia followed by invasive aspergillosis (IA). Legionellosis was ameliorated by the administration of ciprofloxacin, erythromycin, and corticosteroid as adjunctive therapy. Although intravenous administration of the corticosteroid was effective at reducing severe inflammation due to legionellosis, IA occurred at 12 days after admission. Combination therapy with micafungin and voriconazole was effective in this case; however, it remains necessary to exercise caution when making decisions regarding indications for corticosteroid use and observation in the treatment of severe pneumonia patients.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/21874
ISSN: 13446304
PubMed ID: 18806346
Type: Journal Article
Text Version: publisher
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