Legionella pneumophila


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Le·gion·el·la pneu·mo·'phi·la

a bacterial species that is the primary etiologic agent of Legionnaires disease; believed to grow in plumbing systems or in standing water in ventilation systems. The type species of the genus Legionella.

Legionella pneumophila

[no̅o̅mof′ələ]
a small gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium that is the causative agent in Legionnaires' disease.

Le·gion·el·la pneu·mo·phi·la

(lē-jŏ-nela nū-mō-filă)
Bacterial species that is the primary etiologic agent of Legionnaires' disease; believed to grow in plumbing systems or in standing water in ventilation systems. The type species of the genus Legionella.

Legionella pneumophila

A thin GRAM NEGATIVE rod organism that grows in a medium rich in iron and cysteine. It is the cause of LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE.
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Development of a standardized subgrouping scheme for Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 using monoclonal antibodies.
Legionella pneumophila subspecies pneumophila serogroup I was obtained from American Type Culture Collection (ATCC 33152; Manassas, Virginia USA) and plated on buffered charcoal yeast extract (BCYE) agar plates containing polymyxin B, anisomycin, and vancomycin (Hardy Diagnostics; Santa Maria, California USA).
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In facilities housing sick or aged occupants, testing for Legionella pneumophila should be done even more frequently.
Prevalence and significance of Legionella pneumophila contamination of residential hot-tap water systems.
Comparison of sputum and nasopharyngeal swab specimens for molecular diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, and Legionella pneumophila.
Furthermore, a significant proportion of CABP cases are caused by the 'atypical agents', mainly Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila.
University of Georgia, Athens, researcher Vincent Starai--an assistant professor who holds a joint appointment with the Departments of Microbiology in the College of Arts and Sciences and Infectious Diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine--is investigating how the bacterium Legionella pneumophila, which causes the disease, overcomes the body's defenses.
Four of the premises sampled had positive results for Legionella pneumophila, including two close to the upper Rhymney Valley cluster, and one place in the Cynon Valley.
Legionella pneumophila and other members of genus Legionella are Gram negative bacteria that are ubiquitous in both natural aquatic and moist soil environment (1,2), and in artificial aquatic habitats(3).
Another 20% had atypical pathogens, including Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae, and Legionella pneumophila.