What is the prognosis of Legionella infection?

Updated: Nov 13, 2018
  • Author: Mobeen H Rathore, MD, CPE, FAAP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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  • With early initiation of appropriate therapy, most patients experience defervescence and symptomatic improvement within 3-5 days.

  • Factors that predict a poor outcome include advanced age, underlying disease (including prematurity), delayed therapy, and respiratory failure.

  • Subsequent episodes are rare.

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