The chest radiograph in Legionnaires' disease

J. T. Fairbank, A. C. Mamourian, P. A. Dietrich, J. C. Girod

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Abstract

Chest radiographs of 70 patients with Legionnaires' disease were evaluated and compared to the authors' previous series of 24 patients as well as others in the literature. A larger number of patients in the more recent survey had pleural effusion, and there were 3 with cavitation whereas none was seen previously. Analysis of the radiograph showing the most marked changes in survivors versus patients who died showed no consistent pattern, indicating that the radiograph cannot be used as a prognostic indicator. On long-term follow-up (mean, 104.2 days), the radiograph remained abnormal for many months and demonstrated a variety of slowly resolving or permanent abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-34
Number of pages2
JournalRadiology
Volume147
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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