RAYMOND STRIKAS, M.D.; MATTHEW R. SEIFERT, M.D.; JOSEPH R. LENTINO, M.D., Ph.D.
STRIKAS R, SEIFERT MR, LENTINO JR. Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia and Legionella pneumophila Pneumonia. Ann Intern Med. 1983;99:345. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-3-345
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(3):345.
Only one patient has been reported to have an unexplained hemolytic anemia in the presence of Legionella pneumophila infection (1). We report a case of autoimmune hemolytic anemia consequent to L. pneumophila pneumonitis.
A 44-year-old man presented on 15 November 1981 with a temperature of 40°C, chills, myalgia, and productive cough of 6 days' duration. He had been treated with cephalexin, triprolidine hydrochloride and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, and acetaminophen without improvement. Findings on physical examination included a rectal temperature of 37.4°C, mild scleral icterus and decreased breath sounds in the right base with dullness to percussion, egophony, whispered pectoriloquy, and rales
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Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Red Cell Disorders.
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