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Five cases of nosocomial and community-acquired Legionnaires' disease in São Paulo, Brazil.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8278738     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Legionella sp has been emerging over the last decade as an important cause of pneumonia both hospital and community-acquired. Following an outbreak in a Renal-Transplant Unit stocked serum was tested for antibodies against Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1, and 5 cases of Legionnaires' Disease were reviewed. Two of the cases were nosocomial and three cases were community-acquired. Clinical and laboratorial aspects were similar to those expected for other causes of pneumonia, however jaundice was encountered in two cases. This study suggests that the real incidence of pneumonia caused by Legionella sp is being underestimated and the authors emphasize the importance of considering Legionnaires' Disease when empirically treating community-acquired pneumonia.
A S Levin; N A Mazieri; N B Carvalho; L P Meireles; D R de Andrade; A A Barone
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0036-4665     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo     Publication Date:    1993 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-02-04     Completed Date:  1994-02-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507484     Medline TA:  Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo     Country:  BRAZIL    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
Community-Acquired Infections / etiology*
Cross Infection / etiology*
Legionella pneumophila / isolation & purification
Legionnaires' Disease / complications,  diagnosis,  etiology*
Pneumonia / etiology*

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