Legionellosis

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Legionellosis

Legionnaire disease (LD) is a type of pneumonia caused by Legionella pneumophila, a flagellated gram-negative bacterium found primarily in warm water environments. The disease and the bacterium were discovered following an outbreak traced to a 1976 American Legion convention in Philadelphia. A number of risk factors for acquiring LD have been identified, including age, smoking, chronic lung disease, cancer, and immunosuppression (summary by {1:Hawn et al., 2003}).
 

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The terms "Legionellosis" returned 74 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Active Bacterial Core Surveillance for Legionellosis - United States, 2011-2013.
 

Author(s): Kathleen L Dooling, Karrie-Ann Toews, Lauri A Hicks, Laurel E Garrison, Brian Bachaus, Shelley Zansky, L Rand Carpenter, Bill Schaffner, Erin Parker, Susan Petit, Ann Thomas, Stephanie Thomas, Robert Mansmann, Craig Morin, Benjamin White, Gayle E Langley

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During 2000–2011, passive surveillance for legionellosis in the United States demonstrated a 249% increase in crude incidence, although little was known about the clinical course and method of diagnosis. In 2011, a system of active, population-based surveillance for legionellosis ...

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2015

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Legionellosis in Poland in 2013.
 

Author(s): Hanna Stypułkowska-Misiurewicz, Michał Czerwiński

Journal: Przegl Epidemiol. 2015 ;69(2):235-7, 357-8.

 

The objective of the article is to assess the epidemiological situation of legionellosis in Poland in 2013 in comparison to the preceding years. MATERIAL AND METHODS. The analysis of epidemiological situation was based on the data published in the annual bulletin: "Infectious diseases ...

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2015

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Reducing the risk for waterborne nosocomial neonatal legionellosis.
 

Author(s): Joseph S Cervia

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2015 Jun;21(6):1080-1.

 

Last Updated: 20 May 2015

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The terms "Legionellosis" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Quinolones versus macrolides in the treatment of legionellosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): C Burdet, R Lepeule, X Duval, M Caseris, C Rioux, J-C Lucet, Y Yazdanpanah

Journal: J. Antimicrob. Chemother.. 2014 Sep;69(9):2354-60.

 

Legionellosis is a life-threatening disease. The clinical superiority of quinolones or macrolides for treating patients with legionellosis has not been established.

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2014

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Overview of diagnostic and detection methods for legionellosis and Legionella spp.
 

Author(s): H Tronel, P Hartemann

Journal: Lett. Appl. Microbiol.. 2009 Jun;48(6):653-6.

 

Since 1977, the diagnostic tools for Legionnaires' disease have been based on culture and serological investigations. Both methods require considerable time to produce results and have 'low' to 'reasonable' sensitivity. Since the introduction of urinary antigen tests in the mid 1990s, ...

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2009

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[Legionellosis].
 

Author(s): Elisabeth Bouvet

Journal: Med Sci (Paris). ;22(6-7):601-6.

 

Although one does not find the origin of the contamination in the human half of the cases of legionellosis, one knows that this disease is the consequence of the almost obligatory contamination of the networks of installations of hot water by Legionella pneumophila, and the inhalation ...

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2006

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