Legionaires' disease in the renal transplant patient: Clinical presentation and radiographic progression

Elizabeth H Moore, W. R. Webb, G. Gamsu, J. A. Golden

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The clinical presentation and radiographic progression of Legionnaires' disease is described in 10 renal transplant patients, the majority undergoing treatment for rejection. Presentation with pleuritic chest pain, fever, hypoxia, and hemoptysis was typical and in some cases led to confusion with pulmonary embolism. The radiographic appearance was that of rapidly progressive, dense, sublobar consolidation, occasionally showing patchy spread to other areas and usually accompanied by pleural effusion. Cavitation occurred in seven of 10 patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)589-593
Number of pages5
Issue number3 I
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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