DIAGNOSIS OF LEGIONELLA INFECTION

@article{Murdoch2003DIAGNOSISOL,
  title={DIAGNOSIS OF LEGIONELLA INFECTION},
  author={D. Murdoch},
  journal={Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice},
  year={2003},
  volume={11},
  pages={418-419}
}
  • D. Murdoch
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
  • Legionellae, which are important causes of pneumonia in humans, continue to be incorrectly labeled as exotic pathogens. The ability to diagnose Legionella infection is limited by the nonspecific nature of clinical features and the shortcomings of diagnostic tests. Despite recent improvements, existing diagnostic tests for Legionella infection either lack sensitivity for detecting all clinically important legionellae or are unable to provide results within a clinically useful time frame… CONTINUE READING
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