[A case of Legionnaires' disease cured with a combination of erythromycin and steroid therapy].

@article{Yonemaru1991ACO,
  title={[A case of Legionnaires' disease cured with a combination of erythromycin and steroid therapy].},
  author={Makoto Yonemaru and Sakae Homma and Fumihiro Yamasawa and Akira Kawai and Hiromi Kobayashi and Yukito Ichinose and Minoru Kanazawa and Takeo Kawashiro and Teruo Yokoyama},
  journal={Nihon Kyobu Shikkan Gakkai zasshi},
  year={1991},
  volume={29 11},
  pages={1499-504}
}
A 53-year-old male was admitted to Keio University Hospital with a pneumonia shadow in the left lung field and respiratory failure. Because there was progression of respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation was required to maintain appropriate oxygenation. Although erythromycin administration was started at the time of admission, a steroid (prednisolone 60 mg/day) was added a few days later to temporarily inhibit the acute inflammatory response in the lung parenchyma. This intensive therapy… CONTINUE READING