Eosinophilic infiltrate in a patient with severe Legionella pneumonia as a levofloxacin-related complication: A case report

Nicola Facciolongo, Francesco Menzella, Claudia Castagnetti, Alberto Cavazza, Roberto Piro, Cristiano Carbonelli, Luigi Zucchi

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Abstract

Introduction: Legionella pneumonia can appear with different levels of severity and it can often present with complications such as acute respiratory distress syndrome. Case Presentation: We report the case of a 44-year-old Caucasian man with Legionella pneumonia with successive development of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome. During his stay in intensive care the clinical and radiological situation of the previously observed acute respiratory distress syndrome unexpectedly worsened due to acute pulmonary eosinophilic infiltrate of iatrogenic origin. Conclusion: Levofloxacin treatment caused the occurrence of acute eosinophilic infiltrate. Diagnosis was possible following bronchoscopic examination using bronchoaspirate and transbronchial biopsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Medical Case Reports
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Nov 11 2010

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