Thoracic Imaging Features of Legionnaire's Disease

Sameer Mittal, Ayushi P. Singh, Menachem Gold, Ann N. Leung, Linda B. Haramati, Douglas S. Katz

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Abstract

Imaging examinations are often performed in patients with Legionnaires’ disease. The literature to date has documented that the imaging findings in this disorder are relatively nonspecific, and it is therefore difficult to prospectively differentiate legionella pneumonia from other forms of pneumonia, and from other noninfectious thoracic processes. Through a review of clinical cases and the literature, our objective is for the reader to gain a better understanding of the spectrum of radiographic manifestations of Legionnaires’ disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-54
Number of pages12
JournalInfectious Disease Clinics of North America
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2017

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Keywords

  • CT
  • Imaging
  • Legionella
  • Legionnaire's
  • Pneumonia
  • Radiography
  • Radiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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