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