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      Category : Health Centers > Respiratory System (Lungs and Breathing)

Legionnaires' Disease

Alternate Names : Legionella Pneumophila Pneumonia

Legionnaires' Disease | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the infection?

Legionnaires' disease is treated with antibiotics, such as erythromycin. A stronger medication, rifampin, may be used in severe cases.

What are the side effects of the treatments?

Antibiotics may cause stomach upset, rash, and allergic reactions. Rifampin turns the person's urine and other body secretions an orange color.

What happens after treatment for the infection?

Legionnaires' disease can be persistent. It can last for several weeks to several months, if not treated. After treatment, individuals should be aware that relapses can occur.

How is the infection monitored?

The individual may have regular visits with the healthcare provider until he or she is completely recovered. Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the provider.

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Author: Thomas Fisher, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 09/24/01

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