Bacterial Infections Caused by Gram-Negative LEGIONELLA with diagnosis Treatment

All about Bacterial Infections LEGIONELLA INFECTION

  • Caused by GramNegative LEGIONELLA INFECTION   with diagnosis Treatment Signs and symptoms
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Bacterial Infections Caused by GramNegative LEGIONELLA INFECTION

LEGIONELLA INFECTION

  • It causes Pontiac fever and Legionnaires’ disease. Pontiac fever is an acute febrile self-limited illness. Legionnaires’ disease is pneumonia caused by Legionella.
  • It is classified as atypici– pneumonia along with the other causes like Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, Coxiella and some viruses.
  • There is LlQD.:productive cough, hemoptysis and some­times dyspnoea.
  • In Legionnaires’ disease there is diarrhoea high fever, hyponatraemia, and no response to penicillin, cephalosporins and aminoglycosides.
GramNegative LEGIONELLA INFECTION
  • Diagnosis is by isolation of the organism from respi­ratory secretions.
GramNegative LEGIONELLA INFECTION diagnosis 


LEGIONELLA INFECTION Treatment  :

  • AZithromycin – 500 mg oral or IV OD
  • Clarithromycin – 500 mg oral or IV 12 hrly
  • Levofloxacin – 750 mg IV OD or orally
  • Ciprofloxacin – 500mg BD
  • Ofloxacin – 400mg BD
  • Tetracyclines – 100 mg orally 12 hrly or doxycy­cline.