Clinical features and predictors of mortality in admitted patients with community- and hospital-acquired legionellosis: A Danish historical cohort study

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  title={Clinical features and predictors of mortality in admitted patients with community- and hospital-acquired legionellosis: A Danish historical cohort study},
  author={Sanne Jespersen and Ole Schmeltz S\ogaard and Henrik C. Sch\onheyder and Michael J. Fine and Lars J\orgen \Ostergaard},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Legionella is a common cause of bacterial pneumonia. Community-acquired [CAL] and hospital-acquired legionellosis [HAL] may have different presentations and outcome. We aimed to compare clinical characteristics and examine predictors of mortality for CAL and HAL. METHODS We identified hospitalized cases of legionellosis in 4 Danish counties from January 1995 to December 2005 using the Danish national surveillance system and databases at departments of clinical microbiology… CONTINUE READING

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