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<i>Legionella pneumophila</i> Arthritis: Use of Medium Specific for Mycobacteria for Isolation of <i>L. pneumophila</i> in Culture of Articular Fluid Specimens

Pascale Bemer, Sophie Leautez, Emmanuelle Ninin, Sophie Jarraud, François Raffi and Henri Drugeon

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 35, issue 1, pages e6-e7
Published in print July 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/340713
Legionella pneumophila Arthritis: Use of Medium Specific for Mycobacteria for Isolation of L. pneumophila in Culture of Articular Fluid Specimens

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We report the first case, to our knowledge, of acute purulent arthritis due to Legionella pneumophila in an immunosuppressed patient. L. pneumophila was isolated from samples of blood and articular fluid cultured with use of medium specific for mycobacteria (Bactec 13A medium).

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

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