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Cerebellar involvement that occurred during treatment of Legionella pneumonia: A case report

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Author(s): Ozlem Alici | Canan Agalar

Journal: Journal of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
ISSN 2146-3158

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 83;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Legionella | cerebellar dysfunction | dysarthria | ataxia

ABSTRACT
Legionnaires’ disease can appear with different levels of severity. A case of a previously healthy lady with communityacquiredpneumonia who progressed to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome and developed cerebellar dysfunctionis reported. In patients presenting with neurological symptoms after an episode of pneumonia, Legionella infectionshould be considered. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2013; 3(2): 83-85Key words: Legionella, cerebellar dysfunction, dysarthria, ataxia
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