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Spontaneous rupture of the spleen in Legionnaires' disease.
  1. A. H. Holmes,
  2. V. W. Ng,
  3. P. Fogarty
  1. Intensive Care Unit, Whittington Hospital, Highgate Hill, London, UK.


    A case of Legionnaires' disease is described in a 63 year old man who presented with pneumonia and confusion. Eleven days after admission he became acutely hypotensive and attempts at resuscitation failed. Post-mortem examination revealed spontaneous splenic rupture and massive hepatocellular necrosis--an outcome that has not previously been associated with Legionnaires' disease.

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