October - December 2007: 
Volume 20, Issue 4

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Fulminant multiorgan failure due to legionella pneumophila Diagnostic and therapeutic problems in the ICU
SUMMARY. We describe a case of severe community-acquired systemic Legionella pneumophila infection which manifested abruptly as pneumonia, septic shock, and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) severe myocardyopathy and was successfully treated in the Intensive Care Unit. The favorable outcome of this case is based, in part, on some important diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are explicitly discussed. Pneumon 2007; 20(4):412–417