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July 1981

Legionnaires' Disease Associated With Acute Encephalomyelitis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Huntsville.

Arch Neurol. 1981;38(7):462-463. doi:10.1001/archneur.1981.00510070096021

• A 26-year-old man had Legionnaires' disease associated with encephalomyelitis and abnormal CSF. Neurologic symptoms antedated the appearance of the pulmonary infiltrate and have persisted despite appropriate antibiotic therapy. A review of the literature revealed only one other similar case. Legionnaires' disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of encephalomyelitis even in the absence of a pneumonic infiltrate.

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