Legionnaires' disease: A case acquired in Israel

A. Isakov, C. Almog, I. Boldur, H. Herzianu, D. Sompolinsky

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What is probably the first case of presumably nosocomial Legionnaires' Disease (LD) in Israel is described in a 56-yr-old man hospitalized for acute myocaridal infarction. The patient developed bilateral pneumonia and hemorrhagic pleural effusion. The diagnosis of LD was confirmed by serological examinations that showed a significant increase and decrease in IgM- and IgG-type antibodies to Legionella pneumophila serogroups 1 and 3. The patient recovered on antibiotic treatment which included erythromycin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)873-877
Number of pages5
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1982


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