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Manuel Casanova-Roman, Javier Casas, Antonio Sanchez-Porto, Belen Nacle, "Spontaneous Rupture of the Spleen Associated with Legionella Pneumonia", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 21, Article ID 846419, 2 pages, 2010. https://doi.org/10.1155/2010/846419
Spontaneous Rupture of the Spleen Associated with Legionella Pneumonia
Spontaneous rupture of the spleen associated with Legionella pneumonia is a rare and life-threatening complication; only three cases have been reported to date. The authors describe a case of a 47-year-old man who presented with pneumonia and abdominal pain. He underwent a splenectomy, and was successfully treated with clarithromycin and levofloxacin.
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