Cytopathogenicity and molecular subtyping of Legionella pneumophila environmental isolates from 17 hospitals.

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The cytopathogenicity of 22 Legionella pneumophila isolates from 17 hospitals was determined by assessing the dose of bacteria necessary to produce 50% cytopathic effect (CPED50) in U937 human-derived macrophages. All isolates were able to infect and grow in macrophage-like cells (range log10 CPED50: 2.67-6.73 c.f.u./ml). Five groups were established and… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268808000691

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@article{GarcaNez2009CytopathogenicityAM, title={Cytopathogenicity and molecular subtyping of Legionella pneumophila environmental isolates from 17 hospitals.}, author={Marian Garc{\'i}a-N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Ma L Pedro-Botet and Sonia Ragull and Nieves Sopena and Josep Morera and Carlota Rey-Joly and Miquel Sabri{\`a}}, journal={Epidemiology and infection}, year={2009}, volume={137 2}, pages={188-93} }