Prognosis of Legionnaires' disease


About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Legionnaires' disease usually refers to the likely outcome of Legionnaires' disease. The prognosis of Legionnaires' disease may include the duration of Legionnaires' disease, chances of complications of Legionnaires' disease, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Legionnaires' disease, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Legionnaires' disease. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Prognosis for Legionnaires' disease: Although Legionnaires' disease has a mortality rate of 5 to 15 percent, many people may be infected with the bacterium that causes the disease, yet not develop any symptoms.1
Mortality rate for Legionnaires' disease: Death occurs in 10%-15% of LD cases: a substantially higher proportion of fatal cases occur during nosocomial outbreaks.2
Complications: see complications of Legionnaires' disease

1. excerpt from Legionnaires' Disease: NIEHS_1
2. excerpt from Legionellosis: DBMD

Last revision: May 30, 2003

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