Neurological involvement during Legionellosis, look beyond the lung

Gennaro De Pascale, Massimo Antonelli, Serenella Servidei, Donato Sauchelli, Giancarlo Scoppettuolo, Giovanni Frisullo, Cristina Cuccagna, Mario Tumbarello

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Abstract

Legionnaires’ disease still represents a relevant cause of all admitted pneumonia cases, with a remarkable average mortality rate. Extrapulmonary manifestations of Legionellosis are frequently described, principally involving the heart, the kidney, the gut, and the central nervous system (CNS). We report a patient with an immune-mediated Legionella pneumophila induced cerebellar dysfunction and corpus callosum lesion (SCC) successfully treated with high dose intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2243-2245
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurology
Volume2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Legionelllosis
  • cerebellar syndrome

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