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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Seroprevalence was detected by IgM antibody test using ELISA (EUROIMMUN) microplate wells coated with antigens (Detergent extract of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, strain MAC ATCC 15531, MOMP of CWl-029 strain of Chlamydia pneumoniae, LPS Legionella pneumophila strain 1-7) for IgM detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila.
Development of a standardized subgrouping scheme for Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 using monoclonal antibodies.
R, "Sequence-Based Typing of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 offers the potential for true portability in Legionellosis outbreak investigation", J Clin Microbiol 2003; 41:2932-9.
Mandatory compliance with national health protocols on preventive maintenance, analysis and water disinfection is essential to control the development of Legionella pneumophila in risk installations.
En resumen, presentamos entonces dos casos de pacientes con leucemia a quien en un episodio de neutropenia se le documenta una neumonia adquirida en el hospital con signos atipicos, dolor pleuritico, tos muy escasa y a quienes por antigeno urinario y respuesta terapeutica se les demuestra como agente etiologico Legionella pneumophila, que debe ser tenido en cuenta como causa de la neumonia adquirida, tanto en la comunidad, como en neumonias hospitalarias y en pacientes con compromiso de su sistema inmune.
Prevalence of Legionella water-line contamination and Legionella Pneumophila antibodies in general dental practitioners in London and rural North-ern Ireland.
Keywords: Legionella pneumophila, biofilm, fluorescent microscopy, real-time PCR
pneumophila, asi como realizar un seguimiento a los trabajos realizados en vigilancia y seropositividad para Legionella pneumophila, en virtud de que es considerado un patogeno emergente y por no existir evidencias previas de circulacion en el estado Zulia, Venezuela, razon primordial para alertar y actualizar conocimientos al respecto.
Isolation of Legionella pneumophila from clinical & environmental sources in a tertiary care hospital.
The control of the development of Legionella pneumophila in southern Spain
According to the World Health Organisation, bacterium, such as Legionella pneumophila (Legionellosis/Legionnaire's disease), manifests in poorly maintained artificial water systems.