Infection By Legionella

Legionella pneumophila usually causes pneumonia with extrapulmonary manifestations. Diagnosis requires special media, serologic tests or PCR testing. The treatment is macrolide antibiotics called fluoroquinolones or doxycycline. This pathogen was first in 1976 after an outbreak at a meeting of the “American Legion” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, notes, hence the name Legionnaires’ disease. This disease is the pulmonary form of infection, which is typically caused by serogroup 1 of Legionella pneumophila. Infection…

September 3, 2018