Legionella

Sites

  • Lung

Etiology

  • Gram negative rod
  • Common cause of CAP

Risk Factors

  • Acquired via inhalation
  • Grows in colonized water collection systems, cooling towers, nebs, whirlpools, etc
  • Can be hospital acquired if water contaminated

Symptoms

  • Acute cough
  • Sputum
  • F
  • C
  • D
  • Confusion

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