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Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Nov-Dec;7(6):1026-9.

Legionella-like and other amoebal pathogens as agents of community-acquired pneumonia.

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Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. tom.marrie@ualberta.ca

Abstract

We tested serum specimens from three groups of patients with pneumonia by indirect immunofluorescence against Legionella-like amoebal pathogens (LLAPs) 1-7, 9, 10, 12, 13; Parachlamydia acanthamoeba strains BN 9 and Hall's coccus; and Afipia felis. We found that LLAPs play a role (albeit an infrequent one) in community-acquired pneumonia, usually as a co-pathogen but sometimes as the sole identified pathogen.

PMID:
11747734
PMCID:
PMC2631911
DOI:
10.3201/eid0706.010619
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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