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June 1980

Legionnaires' Disease With Profound Cerebellar Involvement

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Drs Shetty, Cilyo, and Harter) and Medicine (Dr Starr), Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago. Dr Cilyo is now with the US Navy Medical Corps, San Diego.

Arch Neurol. 1980;37(6):379-380. doi:10.1001/archneur.1980.00500550081014

• An acute febrile illness with pulmonary infiltration and severe cerebellar deficit developed in a woman. The diagnosis of Legionnaires' disease was confirmed by indirect fluorescent antibody tests. Legionnaires' disease should be considered as a diagnostic possibility in patients with pneumonia and cerebellar dysfunction.

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