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2019 Oct 16

World J Crit Care Med



Fatal serogroup 1 pleural empyema: A case report.


Maillet F, Bonnet N, Billard-Pomares T, El Alaoui Magdoud F, Tandjaoui-Lambiotte Y
World J Crit Care Med. 2019 Oct 16; 8(6):99-105.
PMID: 31750087.


() is a gram-negative intracellular bacillus composed of sixteen different serogroups. It is mostly known to cause pneumonia in individuals with known risk factors as immunocompromised status, tobacco use, chronic organ failure or age older than 50 years. Although parapneumonic pleural effusion is frequent in legionellosis, pleural empyema is very uncommon. In this study, we report a case of fatal pleural empyema caused by serogroup 1 in an 81-year-old man with multiple risk factors.