Medical treatment failure and complete left pneumonectomy after Legionella pneumophila pneumonia in a bone marrow transplant recipient.

TitleMedical treatment failure and complete left pneumonectomy after Legionella pneumophila pneumonia in a bone marrow transplant recipient.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsLarru B, Gerber JS, Ota KV
JournalPediatr Infect Dis J
Volume31
Issue9
Pagination979-81
Date Published2012 Sep
ISSN1532-0987
KeywordsAdolescent, Anemia, Aplastic, Anemia, Refractory, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Humans, Legionella pneumophila, Legionnaires' Disease, Male, Opportunistic Infections, Pneumonectomy, Treatment Failure
Abstract

Legionnaire disease (LD) is infrequently considered in the differential diagnoses for hospital- and community-acquired pneumonia in pediatrics. We report a case of Legionnaire disease in a 19-year-old male with aplastic anemia after bone marrow transplant, who was being treated in a children's hospital. Severe, refractory pulmonary disease necessitated pneumonectomy to control the infection.

DOI10.1097/INF.0b013e31825cb28f
Alternate JournalPediatr. Infect. Dis. J.
PubMed ID22581222