Pittsburgh pneumonia agent

Le·gion·el·la mic·da·'de·i

a bacterial species that may be acid-fast and causes Pittsburgh pneumonia, a variant of Legionnaires disease. Accounts for approximately 60% of Legionella pneumonias other than those caused by Legionella pneumophila.
An often intracellular bacteria, and frequent contaminant of water supplies, which may cause bronchopneumonia with consolidation and a fibrinopurulent exudate, fever, pleuritic pain and cough. It usually affects immunosuppressed children

Pittsburgh pneumonia agent

Legionella micdadei An often intracellular bacteria, and frequent contaminant of water supplies, which may cause bronchopneumonia with consolidation and a fibrinopurulent exudate, fever, pleuritic pain and cough, most often affects immunosuppressed children. See Legionnaire's disease.

Le·gion·el·la mic·da·de·i

(lē-jŭ-nel'lă mik-dā'dē-ī)
A species that causes Pittsburgh pneumonia, a variant of Legionnaires' disease. Accounts for approximately 60% of Legionella pneumonias other than those caused by L. pneumophila.
Synonym(s): Pittsburgh pneumonia agent.
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