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Legionnaire's pneumonia complicating a thermal burn.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2624698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The report describes a patient with 45 per cent BSA burns who developed Legionnaire's disease 3 days after the acute injury. The diagnosis of this life-threatening complication was late because most of its signs and symptoms can be encountered in the burned patient. This delay could have been fatal to the patient and required the evacuation of the burn centre for disinfection.
M Signorini; S Grappolini; S Lo Cicero; P Candiani; M Klinger; L Donati
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0305-4179     ISO Abbreviation:  Burns     Publication Date:  1989 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-09     Completed Date:  1990-04-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8913178     Medline TA:  Burns     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  397-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic Surgery and Postgraduate School of Plastic Surgery, Milan University Medical School, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Burns / complications*
Legionnaires' Disease / complications*,  drug therapy,  radiography
Middle Aged
United States
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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