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Legionnaires' Disease (Legionnaire's Disease)

An acute, sometimes fatal, pneumonia-like bacterial infection characterized by high fever, malaise, muscle aches, respiratory disorders and headache. It is named for an outbreak at the 1976 Philadelphia convention of the American Legion.
Also Known As:
Legionnaire's Disease; Infections, Legionella pneumophila; Legionnaire Disease; Disease, Legionnaire; Disease, Legionnaires'; Infection, Legionella pneumophila; Legionella pneumophila Infection; Legionnaires Disease; pneumophila Infection, Legionella; pneumophila Infections, Legionella; Legionella pneumophila Infections
Networked: 564 relevant articles (43 outcomes, 45 trials/studies)

Relationship Network

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Infection
2. Pneumonia (Pneumonitis)
3. Pneumococcal Pneumonia
4. Confusion (Bewilderment)
5. Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Experts

1. Cunha, Burke A: 10 articles (07/2015 - 07/2007)
2. Yu, Victor L: 9 articles (12/2009 - 05/2003)
3. Higa, Futoshi: 6 articles (06/2010 - 12/2003)
4. Uldum, Søren A: 5 articles (09/2015 - 02/2003)
5. Stout, Janet E: 5 articles (12/2009 - 08/2003)
6. Friedman, H: 5 articles (12/2001 - 06/2000)
7. Steinert, Michael: 4 articles (01/2013 - 01/2008)
8. Klein, Thomas W: 4 articles (03/2009 - 01/2002)
9. Tateyama, Masao: 4 articles (01/2008 - 12/2003)
10. Friedman, Herman: 4 articles (06/2007 - 01/2002)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Legionnaires' Disease:
1. Erythromycin (Erycette)FDA LinkGeneric
2. Rifampin (Rifampicin)FDA LinkGeneric
3. Azithromycin (Zithromax)FDA LinkGeneric
4. Ofloxacin (Levofloxacin)FDA LinkGeneric
5. Clarithromycin (Biaxin)FDA LinkGeneric
6. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)IBA
7. Anti-Infective Agents (Microbicides)IBA
8. AntigensIBA
9. QuinolonesIBA
10. MacrolidesIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
2. Positive-Pressure Respiration (PEEP)
3. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients)
4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
5. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis)