This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Legionnaires' disease, X-ray

Legionnaires' disease, X-ray

M200/0220

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Legionnaires' disease. Coloured frontal chest X- ray of the lungs of a patient with Legionnaires' disease (legionellosis). This lung infection (white, centre right) is a severe form of pneumonia. It is caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila, which is spread by inhalation of contaminated water droplets. Symptoms include chest pain, fever and shortness of breath. The tiny air-sacs (alveloi) in the lungs fill with pus and fluid (exudate), which hinder gas exchange. If left untreated, this infection can prove fatal. Treatment is the use of antibiotics.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}