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Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Jan;18(1):95-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1801.110579.

Legionella longbeachae and endocarditis.

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Laboratoire de Microbiologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de La Timone, 264 Rue Saint Pierre, 13385 Marseille Cedex 5, France.

Abstract

We report a case of infectious endocarditis attributable to Legionella longbeachae. L. longbeachae is usually associated with lung infections. It is commonly found in composted waste wood products. L. longbeachae should be regarded as an agent of infectious endocarditis, notably in the context of gardening involving handling of potting soils.

PMID:
22261182
PMCID:
PMC3310100
DOI:
10.3201/eid1801.110579
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