Which physical findings are characteristic of Legionnaires disease?

Updated: Mar 11, 2021
  • Author: Chinelo N Animalu, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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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

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