Acute Legionella pneumophila infection masquerading as acute alcoholic hepatitis

Hunter, Jonathan Michael, Chan, Julian, Reid, Angeline Louise and Tan, Christopher (2013) Acute Legionella pneumophila infection masquerading as acute alcoholic hepatitis. BMJ Case Reports, . doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007916


Author Hunter, Jonathan Michael
Chan, Julian
Reid, Angeline Louise
Tan, Christopher
Title Acute Legionella pneumophila infection masquerading as acute alcoholic hepatitis
Journal name BMJ Case Reports   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1757-790X
Publication date 2013-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1136/bcr-2012-007916
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Total pages 1
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BMJ
Collection year 2014
Formatted abstract
A middle-aged man had deteriorated rapidly in hospital after being misdiagnosed with acute alcoholic hepatitis. Acute Legionnaires disease (Legionellosis) was subsequently diagnosed on rapid antigen urinary testing and further confirmed serologically. This led to appropriate antibiotic treatment and complete clinical resolution. Physicians caring for patients with alcohol-related liver disease should consider Legionella pneumophila in their differential diagnosis even with a paucity of respiratory symptoms.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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