Assessment of spectrum of Chest Radiographic Manifestations of Legionnaires' Disease: A retrospective study
Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research
Legionnaires' disease is not always suspected because of its non-specific symptoms, and the diagnostic tests routinely available do not offer the desired sensitivity. However, effective antibiotics are available. Hence; we planned the present study to analyse the spectrum of radiographic findings in patients with Legionnaires' disease. Materials & Methods: We planned the present study to assess Chest Radiographic Manifestations of Legionnaires' Disease. A total of 30 patients were included in
... were included in the present study. We obtained data records of the patients from the archives of the department of radio-diagnosis and recorded complete demographic and clinical details. Type and pattern of chest radiographic findings of all the patients were recorded. Data of only those patients were included in the present study in which microbiological and radiographic examination confirmed the diagnosis of Legionnaires' disease. Evaluation of all the results was done by SPSS software. Results: Positive radiographic findings were observed in 86.7 percent of the patients. Patchy pattern of distribution predominated in the present study and was found to be present in 63.3 percent of the patient population. In 53.3 percent of the cases, unilobar distribution of the lesion occurred. Conclusion: A variety of radiographic manifestations are exhibited by Legionnaire's disease patients.