Legionella longbeachae pneumonia in a patient splenectomized for hairy-cell leukemia

@article{Lang1990LegionellaLP,
  title={Legionella longbeachae pneumonia in a patient splenectomized for hairy-cell leukemia},
  author={Ruth Lang and Z. Wiler and James Manor and R. Kazak and Ida Boldur},
  journal={Infection},
  year={1990},
  volume={18},
  pages={31-32}
}
A 63-year-old man was admitted to the respiratory intensive care unit for pneumonia. Fifteen years earlier, hairy cell leukemia had been diagnosed and the patient underwent splenectomy. A clinical suspicion of legionellosis, later confirmed by both serology and isolation of the microorganism, prompted initiation of high dose erythromycin intravenously. The patient steadily deteriorated and passed away eight days later. This is the first reported case of hairy cell leukemia in which the… CONTINUE READING

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