Cavitary Legionella pneumonia in a liver transplant recipient

T. G. Fraser, T. R. Zembower, P. Lynch, J. Fryer, P. R.O. Salvalaggio, A. V. Yeldandi, Valentina Stosor*

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Abstract

This report describes the clinical course of a liver transplant recipient in whom cavitary pneumonia developed due to Legionella pneumophila. We review the experience with cavitary pulmonary processes caused by Legionella species in liver allograft recipients and describe the diagnostic microbiology of this organism. The clinical course of this patient demonstrates the importance of considering legionellosis in the differential diagnosis of lung abscesses after liver transplantation and the diagnostic difficulties encountered with this bacterium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2004

Keywords

  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Legionellosis
  • Liver transplantation
  • Lung abscess

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Transplantation

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