8 Symptoms of Legionnaire’s disease

5. Gastrointestinal Symptoms

Gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea can also appear among some patients with Legionnaire’s disease. However, they are not very common, so, this could lead the doctor to incorrect diagnosis.

These symptoms are related to an increase in body temperature, which affects gut flora and peristaltic movements (progressive wavelike contractions) which altogether results in unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms.

Gastrointestinal symptoms. Photo by Lyashenko

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Dr Aleksandar Grbović is a medical doctor from the Belgrade University, Faculty of Medicine. He is passionate about promoting medicine by bridging the gap between the patient’s and doctor’s point of view. Currently working in the biggest Occupational Medicine Institute in Serbia and attending the Radiology residency program.


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