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Legionnaires' Disease (Legionnaire's Disease) Summary

Description: An acute, sometimes fatal, pneumonia-like bacterial infection characterized by high fever, malaise, muscle aches, respiratory disorders and headache. It is named for an outbreak at the 1976 Philadelphia convention of the American Legion.

Also Known As: Legionnaire's Disease; Infections, Legionella pneumophila; Legionnaire Disease; Disease, Legionnaire; Disease, Legionnaires' Show All >>

Networked: 564 relevant articles (43 outcomes, 45 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Legionnaires' Disease

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Erythromycin (Erycette) : 9 outcomes 7 studies in 53 results : FDA 66 Generic
  2. Rifampin (Rifampicin) : 4 outcomes 5 studies in 20 results : FDA 13 Generic
  3. Azithromycin (Zithromax) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 12 results : FDA 39 Generic
  4. Ofloxacin (Levofloxacin) : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 16 results : FDA 49 Generic
  5. Clarithromycin (Biaxin) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 7 results : FDA 22 Generic
  6. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 13 results : IBA
  7. Anti-Infective Agents (Microbicides) : 3 outcomes in 7 results : IBA
  8. Antigens : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 102 results : IBA
  9. Quinolones : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 7 results : IBA
  10. Macrolides : 2 outcomes 1 study in 11 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Legionnaires' Disease

  1. Infection
  2. Pneumonia (Pneumonitis)
  3. Pneumococcal Pneumonia
  4. Confusion (Bewilderment)
  5. Pulmonary Tuberculosis
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Key Therapies for Legionnaires' Disease

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  1. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 3 outcomes in 3 results
  2. Positive-Pressure Respiration (PEEP) : 1 outcome in 3 results
  3. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients) : 2 studies in 20 results
  4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 2 studies in 9 results
  5. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis) : 2 studies in 5 results
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