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J Infect. 1986 Nov;13(3):293-6.

The rise and fall of Legionnaires' disease in Nottingham.

Abstract

The annual number of confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease in both Nottingham, and England and Wales, reached a peak in 1980 and has since declined. Legionella infection is a rare cause of community-acquired pneumonia managed at home (accounting for less than 1% of cases), more common in those admitted to hospital (5-15%) and more common still in patients with severe pneumonia as seen on an intensive care unit (up to 30% of cases). Antibiotic therapy for any patient with moderate or severe pneumonia of uncertain aetiology should cover legionella infection.

PMID:
3794366
DOI:
10.1016/s0163-4453(86)91421-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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