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Legionella pneumonia complicated by myocarditis and torsades de pointes: A case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  23923249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Legionella infection most commonly manifests as pneumonia. Extrapulmonarylegionellosis is rare, but the clinical manifestations are often dramatic. Myocardialinvolvementis the most common extrapulmonary manifestation of legionellosis and can result in left ventricular dysfunction. We report a case of Legionellapneumopbila-induced myocarditis and acute left ventricular dysfunction with subsequent development of torsades de pointes (TdP) in a young adult with no other risk factors. Early recognition of this complication is paramount as timely initiation of appropriate antibiotics is crucial to ensure full recovery from this form of reversible carditis.
Saqib Ali Gowani; Anupam Kumar; Sabeena Arora; Bimalin Lahiri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Connecticut medicine     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0010-6178     ISO Abbreviation:  Conn Med     Publication Date:    2013 Jun-Jul
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-08-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372745     Medline TA:  Conn Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  331-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Francis Hospital, Hartford, USA.
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