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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 Dec;21(12):1174-6.

Extrapulmonary Legionella micdadei infection in a previously healthy child.

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  • 1Department of Laboratories and Pathology, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98105, USA.


A previously healthy 9-year-old girl presented with a 1-week history of left neck mass and low grade fever. Surgical drainage specimens from the mass were bacterial culture-negative. Legionella micdadei infection was diagnosed by a two step PCR-nucleic acid sequencing method and supported by organism-specific serology. A backyard hot tub was suspected as the source of infection.

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