Case of the Month #4 - Legionnaires’ disease

Published 03/02/2022


A 67 year old man has been admitted overnight to the intensive care unit.  He presented with flu-like symptoms and a non-productive cough.  His wife reported that he had been ‘seeing things’.  Investigations revealed hypoxaemia, lobar consolidation, neutrophilia and a raised lactate dehydrogenase.

You suspect the patient may have Legionnaires’ disease.


Written by Dr Pete Hersey

First published on 2 May 2020