Skip to main content

Table 1 Characteristics of Adult Patients with Legionella Pneumonia, 2005-2009

From: How often is a work-up for Legionella pursued in patients with pneumonia? A retrospective study

  Patients with Legionella that met IDSA/ATS criteria for Legionella testing Patients with Legionella that did not meet IDSA/ATS criteria for Legionella testing All patients with Legionella pneumonia
Male 15 9 24 (65%)
Recent travel 1 0 1 (3%)
History of alcohol abuse 6 0 6 (16%)
Anti-TNF therapy 1 1 2 (5%)
Daily steroid use 0 1 1 (3%)
Cancer 4 4 8 (22%)
Diabetes 5 6 11 (29%)
COPD 5 4 9 (24%)
Solid-organ transplant recipient 0 1 1 (3%)
HIV infection 1 0 1 (3%)
Receipt of antibiotics prior to hospitalization 4 0 4 (11%)
Pleural effusion present at hospital admission 7 0 7 (19%)
ICU admission 14 0 14 (38%)
Abnormal liver function tests 15 5 20 (54%)
Hyponatremia (Sodium < 130 mEq/L) 9 4 13 (35%)
Crude mortality 6 0 6 (16%)
  1. SD, standard deviation; TNF, tumor necrosis factor; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; abnormal liver function test defined as above reference range; Crude mortality defined as in-hospital death or discharge to hospice care with impending death.