Pontiac fever


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Pontiac fever

 [pon´te-ak]
an influenzalike illness with little or no pulmonary involvement, caused by Legionella pneumophila and first observed in Pontiac, Michigan. It is not life-threatening as is the pulmonary form known as legionnaires' disease. The syndrome appears within 2 to 3 hours of contact with an infected person and lasts 2 to 5 days. There is complete recovery without residual effects, with or without antimicrobial therapy.

Pontiac fever

An epidemic infection by a gram-negative bacterium Legionella pneumophila serogroup 6—and other Legionella spp—which generally runs its course without causing pneumonia, first described in Pontiac, Michigan, in 1968
Management Pontiac fever is a self-limited condition for which supportive care suffices and antibiotics are useless

Pontiac fever

Pontiac disease A epidemic infection by Legionella pneumophila serogroup 6–and other Legionella spp, without pneumonia, described in Pontiac, Michigan in 1968 Clinical 24-48 hr incubation, fever, headaches, myalgia, cough, ±diarrhea, neurologic signs; resolution in 1 wk. Cf Legionnaire's disease.

Pontiac fever

A disease associated with organisms of the Legionella genus and characterized by sudden fever, headache, painful muscles and debility. It does not, however, like LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE, progress to pneumonia nor is it contagious.

Pontiac,

city in Michigan, where an outbreak of Legionella occurred in 1968.
Pontiac fever - a strain of Legionella pneumophila.
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Of the 271 reported cases included in the study, 195 were classified as Legionnaires' disease (72 confirmed and 123 presumptive) and 76 as Pontiac fever (9 confirmed and 67 presumptive) (Table 1).
Classification of reported indigenous and imported legionellosis cases, by year, Singapore, 2000-2009 * Classification 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Confirmed Pontiac fever 0 4 1 3 1 0 Legionnaires' disease 3 15 12 16 4 5 Presumptive Pontiac fever 7 12 9 16 4 0 Legionnaires' disease 47 15 15 6 4 13 Total 57 46 37 41 13 18 Classification 2006 2007 2008 2009 Total Confirmed Pontiac fever 0 0 0 0 9 Legionnaires' disease 1 0 5 11 72 Presumptive Pontiac fever 0 4 8 7 67 Legionnaires' disease 12 8 2 1 123 Total 13 12 15 19 271 * Four tourists and 48 foreigners seeking medical treatment in Singapore were excluded.
In this instance, Pontiac fever was the clinical presentation.
An outbreak of Pontiac fever due to Legionella longbeachae serogroup 2 in potting mix in a horticultural nursery in New Zealand.
Shaun Tinnion, 40, from South Shields contracted Pontiac fever, which includes flu-like symptoms, severe headaches and hallucinations.
Pontiac fever due to aerosolized antigens of Legionella pneumophila is another risk of whirlpool use [30,31].
An outbreak of Pontiac fever related to whirlpool use, Michigan 1982.
1985), "An Outbreak of Pontiac Fever Related to Whirlpool Use, Michigan 1982," JAMA, 253(4):535-539.
anisa, a pathogen commonly encountered in the environment (32,33), only implicated in a few epidemics of Pontiac fever (34,35) and four cases of legionellosis (26,36-38).
Legionellosis, Pontiac fever, nontuberculous mycobacterioses, and primary amebic meningoencephalitis are a few sapronoses that have emerged in the past decade.
Bathing in whirlpool spas has led mainly to outbreaks of Pontiac fever (14-18) and, to lesser extent, of Legionnaires' disease (6,19,20).
Microbiological investigations into an outbreak of Pontiac fever due to Legionella micdadei associated with use of whirlpool.