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An Interesting Case Report of Legionnaires’ Disease and Acute Kidney Injury: A Case Report

Varun G Bansal, Hardik Patel, Gopal Chawla, Anil Malik, Kshitij Anand

Keywords : Acute kidney injury, Atypical pneumonia, Case report, Legionnaire's disease, Rhabdomyolysis

Citation Information : Bansal VG, Patel H, Chawla G, Malik A, Anand K. An Interesting Case Report of Legionnaires’ Disease and Acute Kidney Injury: A Case Report. Indian J Respir Care 2024; 13 (1):67-68.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11010-1086

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 06-04-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Background: Legionella is a bacterial pathogen well-known for causing atypical pneumonia. However, extrapulmonary manifestations like rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury (AKI) are uncommon. There have been <50 case reports to date of extra-pulmonary Legionella and AKI. Case description: We report a 54-year-old patient with Legionnaire's disease who presented with severe rhabdomyolysis and AKI. Patient was managed with hydration, intravenous antibiotics and hemodialysis. Conclusion: Timely diagnosis and management are essential to improve outcomes in this potentially fatal condition.

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