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Persistent Culture-Positive <i>Legionella</i> Infection in an Immunocompromised Host

Katherine M.A. O'Reilly, Marguerite A. Urban, Timothy Barriero, Robert F. Betts and David R. Trawick

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 40, issue 10, pages e87-e89
Published in print May 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/429826
Persistent Culture-Positive Legionella Infection in an Immunocompromised Host

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Legionella pneumophila is an important cause of community-acquired and nosocomial pneumonia. We describe an immunocompromised patient with severe pneumonia from whom Legionella species were isolated from sputum samples by culture for 30 days, despite administration of treatment with appropriate antimicrobial agents. However, clear improvement in the patient's respiratory condition was evident, and he subsequently recovered completely.

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

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