ROBERT J. GOLUB, M.D.; STEVEN H. FEINSILVER, M.D.
GOLUB RJ, FEINSILVER SH. Hematuria and Legionella Pneumonia. Ann Intern Med. 1988;108:489. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-3-489_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(3):489.
To the editor: Legionella pneumophila is increasingly recognized as an important cause of pneumonia. Although certain epidemiologic features may lead to the consideration of this agent, there has been a broad spectrum of roentgenographic patterns associated with this disease and none can be considered pathognomonic (1). Reliable means of diagnosis have recently become available in many institutions by means of serologic studies and culture techniques. However these techniques, if routinely applied to pneumonia in outpatients, would represent a considerable expense. We suggest that the presence of hematuria in patients with pneumonia may be a clinical finding that should lead to
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