Legionella, Chlamydia pneumoniae and Mycoplasma infection in patients admitted to Christchurch Hospital with pneumonia.

@article{Chambers1999LegionellaCP,
  title={Legionella, Chlamydia pneumoniae and Mycoplasma infection in patients admitted to Christchurch Hospital with pneumonia.},
  author={Stephen Thomas Chambers and George Town and Alister M. Neill and Chris Frampton and David Roger Murdoch},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={112 1090},
  pages={222-4}
}
AIMS To determine the incidence, clinical features and outcome of community acquired pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Legionella species, Coxiella burnetti, Chlamydia pneumoniae and Chlamydia psittaci requiring admission to hospital. METHODS Over 12 months the clinical findings and severity of pneumonia were recorded prospectively. Sputum, blood, serum and urine samples were collected for diagnostic testing. Management was supervised by the admitting medical team. Subjects were… CONTINUE READING