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<i>Legionella pneumophila</i> Pneumonia in a Newborn after Water Birth: A New Mode of Transmission

Laura Franzin, Carlo Scolfaro, Daniela Cabodi, Mariangela Valera and Pier Angelo Tovo

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue 9, pages e103-e104
Published in print November 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online November 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/323023
Legionella pneumophila Pneumonia in a Newborn after Water Birth: A New Mode of Transmission

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We report a case of Legionella pneumophila pneumonia in a 7-day old neonate. Because the hospital water, and particularly the pool water for water birthing, was contaminated by L. pneumophila serogroup 1, the newborn was infected following prolonged delivery in contaminated water, perhaps by aspiration. This is the first case of nosocomial Legionella pneumonia in neonate after water birth.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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