Which lab values may be associated with Legionella pneumonia?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Hyponatremia (sodium level < 130 mEq/L) and microhematuria may be associated with Legionella pneumonia. Sputum examination may be supplemented by using a Legionella -specific fluorescent antibody. However, this technique has a high false-negative rate.


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