Which physical findings are characteristic of Legionnaires disease?

Updated: Aug 24, 2018
  • Author: Burke A Cunha, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Manifestations of LD may include the following:

  • Headache

  • Mental status changes

  • Fever greater than 40°C, or 102°F (range, 38.8-40.5°C)

  • Relative bradycardia (excluding patients with pacemakers or arrhythmias or those receiving beta blockers, diltiazem, or verapamil)

  • Myocarditis

  • Prosthetic valve endocarditis

  • Tachypnea

  • Localized rales

  • Blood-streaked sputum

  • Extrapulmonary manifestations

  • Abdominal pain

  • Pancreatitis

  • Acute renal failure


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!