Nosocomial Legionnaires' disease uncovered in a prospective pneumonia study.

  title={Nosocomial Legionnaires' disease uncovered in a prospective pneumonia study.},
  author={Robert R. Muder and Victor L. Yu and Jan McClure and Frank J. Kroboth and S D Kominos and R M Lumish},
  volume={249 23},
Most hospitals have yet to record a case of nosocomial legionnaires' disease; the importance of isolation of Legionella pneumophila in the water system of such an institution is unclear. We undertook a prospective pneumonia study in tandem at a veterans hospital where legionnaires' disease was known to be endemic and a community teaching hospital where legionnaires' disease had never been documented. Legionella serological tests were performed on all patients with pneumonia; selective culture… CONTINUE READING


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