Rhabdomyolysis-induced acute renal failure associated with legionnaires' disease

Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2006;40(4):345-6. doi: 10.1080/00365590600795248.


Legionnaires' disease (LD) is a systemic infectious disease primarily involving the lungs. Rhabdomyolysis, with subsequent acute renal failure, is an infrequently recognized entity associated with high mortality rates in LD patients. As in the case presented herein, initial respiratory signs and symptoms may not be prominent. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment can be life-saving.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Kidney Injury / complications*
  • Acute Kidney Injury / etiology*
  • Aged
  • Humans
  • Legionnaires' Disease / complications*
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Rhabdomyolysis / complications*