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Lethal Legionella infection in an immunocompromised child: first reported case in the Middle East.
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PMID:  22705619     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Legionnaires disease continues to be underreported in the Middle East--a reflection of underdiagnosis, both clinically and by laboratory investigations. We draw the attention to this unusual cause of occasionally fatal, yet severe, pneumonia by reporting an immunocompromised infant who succumbed to Legionella pneumophila pneumonia. The urinary test for Legionella antigen was positive, and this was then confirmed by a bronchoalveolar fluid culture. Moreover we have reviewed the incidence, pathophysiology, association with immunodeficiency, diagnostic tools, and treatment in this case report.
Sami A Taha; Tareq M Al-Ayed; Sami A Al-Haider; Husn H Frayha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of Saudi medicine     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0975-4466     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Saudi Med     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507355     Medline TA:  Ann Saudi Med     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  430-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Tareq Al-Ayed, Department of Pediatrics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh 11211, PO Box 3354, Saudi Arabia T: +966-1-4427763 F: +966-1-4427784
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