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Article: Legionella pneumonia and bacteraemia in association with protein-losing enteropathy after Fontan operation

TitleLegionella pneumonia and bacteraemia in association with protein-losing enteropathy after Fontan operation
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Issue Date2001
PublisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jinf
Citation
Journal Of Infection, 2001, v. 42 n. 3, p. 206-207 How to Cite?
Abstract
A 20-year-old young man suffered from severe protein-losing enteropathy 4 years after Fontan operation. His postoperative haemodynamics were unfavourable in terms of poor myocardial contractility and moderate atrioventricular prosthetic paravalvar leakage. A 2-week trial of steroid therapy for protein-losing enteropathy was given without success. The clinical course was complicated by Legionella pneumophila pneumonia and bacteraemia, which respond to the combination therapy with intravenous erythromycin and ciprofloxacin. The vulnerability of the patient to infection was related to an immuno-deficiency state secondary to protein-losing enteropathy and steroid therapy. Steroids should be used with caution in the management of protein-losing enteropathy after Fontan operation. © 2001 The British Infection Society.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/78917
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2013 Impact Factor: 4.017
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.738
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  1. The University of Hong Kong
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dc.contributor.authorCheung, YFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, MPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:48:22Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:48:22Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Infection, 2001, v. 42 n. 3, p. 206-207en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0163-4453en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/78917-
dc.description.abstractA 20-year-old young man suffered from severe protein-losing enteropathy 4 years after Fontan operation. His postoperative haemodynamics were unfavourable in terms of poor myocardial contractility and moderate atrioventricular prosthetic paravalvar leakage. A 2-week trial of steroid therapy for protein-losing enteropathy was given without success. The clinical course was complicated by Legionella pneumophila pneumonia and bacteraemia, which respond to the combination therapy with intravenous erythromycin and ciprofloxacin. The vulnerability of the patient to infection was related to an immuno-deficiency state secondary to protein-losing enteropathy and steroid therapy. Steroids should be used with caution in the management of protein-losing enteropathy after Fontan operation. © 2001 The British Infection Society.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jinfen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Infectionen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshFontan Procedure - adverse effectsen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshLegionella pneumophila - isolation & purificationen_HK
dc.subject.meshLegionnaires' Disease - complications - diagnosisen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshPneumonia, Bacterial - complications - diagnosis - microbiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshProtein-Losing Enteropathies - complications - etiologyen_HK
dc.titleLegionella pneumonia and bacteraemia in association with protein-losing enteropathy after Fontan operationen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0163-4453&volume=42&spage=206&epage=207&date=2001&atitle=Legionella+Pneumonia+and+Bacteraemia+in+Association+with+Protein-losing+Enteropathy+after+Fontan+Operationen_HK
dc.identifier.emailCheung, YF:xfcheung@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailYuen, KY:kyyuen@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1053/jinf.2001.0821en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid11545554en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume42en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage206en_HK
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:000169588600008-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridCheung, YF=7202111067en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLeung, MP=7201944800en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridYuen, KY=36078079100en_HK

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