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Old 09-29-2011, 12:34 PM
 
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I'm curious if anyone has ever had this, or know someone who has? If so, did anyone experience any hair loss?
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:08 AM
 
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Yes. I was hospitalised for 18 nights with this vile disease and medics tell me I am lucky to be alive. My hair has been falling out in handfuls for a month (I have been out of hospital for 2 1/2 months) and is now thin, weak and stringy. Doc says it is a side effect of the very strong antibiotics used to fight the infection, and it may reverse after 6 months - by which time I expect to be completely bald. While, of course it is better that the alternative (death) I do find this ver distressing.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Greenwood Village Colorado
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haven't heard of anyone getting this for years and years.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:48 PM
 
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My BIL caught Legionnaires approximately six years ago. The health department tracked it to his dentist's office. He wasn't the only patient who caught it. He still has his hair, but he has been fighting recurring pneumonia ever since. He was the healthiest person prior to Legionnaires and now he's constantly battling infections.
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