Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 18th, 2003
"After a large outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Netherlands, we determined risk factors for intensive care unit (ICU) admission and death and the impact of adequate therapy on ICU-free survival among 141 hospitalized patients," wrote K.D. Lettinga and coauthors.
The "overall mortality rate was 13%, and ICU mortality rate was 36%," they reported. "Smoking, temperature >38.5 degrees C, and bilateral infiltrates shown on chest x-ray were independent risk factors for ICU admission or death (all p...
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