Retrospective analysis of azithromycin versus fluoroquinolones for the treatment of legionella pneumonia.

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BACKGROUND Legionella is often associated with life-threatening pneumonia that is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality. Fluoroquinolones (FQ) have demonstrated improved clinical outcomes or decreased complications compared with clarithromycin and erythromycin. However, there is limited data comparing outcomes of FQ to azithromycin (AZM… (More)

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