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Legionella



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- Legionella pneumophila    erythromycin +/- Rifampin  FQ
S/S: Headache, malaise, myaglia, rapid fever within 24hrs or less, cough, chest pain then chills or rigor common early symptoms;
Nonproductive cough common, mucoid bronchial secretions in about 50% of patients;
Source: Water from air conditioning cooling towers, shower heads, ponds ect;
Gm Neg Rods in singles, Not Normal Flora, may cause Sporadic and epidemic Pneumonia (mild to severe)