Journal article

Legionnaires' disease. A cause of severe abscess forming pneumonia

S Lewin, LR Brettman, EJC Goldstein, RS Holzman, H Devila, F Taubman, MF Sierra, PH Edelstein

American Journal of Medicine | Published : 1979


In two previously well nonsmokers fatal pneumonia developed with extensive abscess formation. Legionnaires' bacillus was the only pathogen isolated. These cases indicate that Legionnaires' bacillus is capable of causing extensive necrosis of the lung.

University of Melbourne Researchers

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