Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


This first case of Legionnaires' disease seen at Henry Ford Hospital is described. A previously healthy 72-year-old man developed progressive pneumonia in September, 1977; it was unresponsive to treatment with cephalothin. However, he rapidly recovered when the treatment was changed to oral erythromycin. Diagnosis was established by serologic studies done at the Center for Disease Control. This pneumonia occurred in a sporadic form with no evidence of secondary cases.