Hepatic Legionella pneumophila Infection in an Infant With Severe Combined Immunodeficiency


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Abstract

Rare cases of extrapulmonary involvement in Legionella spp. infections have been described, mostly in immunocompromised adults. We report a case of a 2-month old male with reticular dysgenesis variant of severe combined immune deficiency with multiple liver lesions. Core-needle biopsies of one liver lesion demonstrated Gram-negative bacilli and a broad-spectrum polymerase chain reaction assay detected Legionella pneumophila.

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