legionellosis

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legionellosis

 [le″jun-el-o´sis]
disease caused by infection with Legionella species, such as L. pneumophila.

Le·gion·naires' dis·ease

an acute infectious disease, caused by Legionella pneumophila, with prodromal influenzalike symptoms and a rapidly rising high fever, followed by severe pneumonia and production of usually nonpurulent sputum, and sometimes mental confusion, hepatic fatty changes, and renal tubular degeneration. It has a high case-fatality rate; acquired from contaminated water, usually by aerosolization rather than being transmitted from person-to-person.
Synonym(s): legionellosis
[American Legion convention, in Philadelphia in 1976, at which many delegates were so affected]

legionellosis

/le·gion·el·lo·sis/ (le″jin-el-o´sis) disease caused by infection with Legionella pneumophila; see legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever.

legionellosis

[lē′jənelō′sis]
infection with a species of Legionella, which may cause any of several illnesses, including Legionnaires' disease.

Legionellosis

A disease caused by infection with a Legionella bacterium.
Mentioned in: Legionnaires' Disease
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