Legionnaires' Disease--the Benidorm episode.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The clinical pattern of illness in 2 fatal cases of Legionnaires' Disease is described. Common factors in the 2 patients were residence in a hotel in Benidorm, Spain, a severe and progressive pneumonia unaffected by wide-spectrum antibiotics and failure to incriminate an infecting organism. The similarities with the Philadelphia outbreak, in which a bacillus known as the Legionnaire agent was isolated, led to a retrospective diagnosis in the Benidorm episode. Subsequent serological surveys indicate that Legionnaires' Disease is widespread in nature; it is not a new disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lawson, JH

Published Date

  • April 1, 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 121 - 124

PubMed ID

  • 644294

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-9330

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/003693307802300204


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Scotland