Treatment and Complications
Español: Tratamiento y complicaciones
Legionnaires' disease requires treatment with antibiotics (drugs that kill bacteria in the body), and most cases of Legionnaires' disease can be treated successfully. Healthy people usually get better after being sick with Legionnaires' disease, but they often need care in the hospital.
Possible complications of Legionnaires’ disease include
- Lung failure
It is estimated that for every 20 people who get sick with Legionnaires’ disease, between 1 and 6 will die due to complications from their illness.
Pontiac fever goes away without specific treatment. Antibiotics provide no benefit for someone with Pontiac fever.
- Page last reviewed: October 28, 2015
- Page last updated: October 28, 2015
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