It’s possible for Legionella also to affect the peripheral nervous system leading to peripheral neuropathy. It is a condition consisting of sensory and motor disorders. Sensory symptoms can range from numbness, tingling and pricking sensations (paresthesia). Motor symptoms include muscle weakness both in arms and legs.
Most often, there are two groups of symptoms among patients with Legionnaires disease: one is caused by high temperature and fever (chilliness, headache, muscle pain, exhaustion), and the other caused by infection of the respiratory tract (a cough, chest pain and shortness of breath). In severe cases, these are accompanied by gastrointestinal or nervous system symptoms.