Disease Information for Legionella meningoencephalitis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Paroxysmal Shivering
Rigors/Shaking chills
Teeth Chattering
Uncontrollable Shaking
Relative Bradycardia with Fever (Fagets sign)
Vomiting
Altered mental status Mental status change
CNS symptoms/signs
Cognitive defect
Confusion/agitation on exam
Confusion/Disoriented
Delirium
Delirium/Agitated delirium
Headache
Meningeal Signs
Stiff neck/Nuchal rigidity
Stupor/poor reponse to stimulus
Sudden unconsciousness
Depressed/discouraged/sad
Hallucination/visual
Acutely ill patient/signs
Chills
Constitutional symptoms
Fever
Fever Febrile Possible
Flu-Like Syndrome
High body temperature
Malaise
Toxic and Febrile Septic
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Fever in Immune Compromised
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Aged Adult
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Male
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/Bacillus/rods on smear
Microlab/Bacteria poor pickup/gram stain
Microlab/Direct fluorescent antibody/DFA abnormal
Microlab/PCR/Antigen test/Abnormal
Microlab/DFA urine (agent detection)
Microlab/Urine Legionella antigen present/excess
Microlab/CSF Culture abnormal
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Acute inflammatory markers elevated (Lab)
CSF abnormal
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
CSF Cells
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Lumbar puncture/Increased CSF pressure/LP test
X-RAY
Xray/Chest abnormal
Xray/Chest/Lung fields/Abnormal
Xray/Infiltrate, pulmonary/Chest
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
CNS disease/involvement
Coma/Unconscious
Hemiplegia
Inappropriate ADH secretion syndrome
Legionella meningoencephalitis
Meningitis
Myelitis, transverse
Transverse myelitis, subacute
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Anaerobes/unusual bacteria (category)
AGENT/Gram negative rods (ex)
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/CSF Pressure Increased
Process
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Antibiotic
RX/Antimicrobial medication/Prolonged treatment
Definition
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External Links Related to Legionella meningoencephalitis
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Wikipedia
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PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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