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Legionnaires" disease in perspective

Legionnaires" disease in perspective

proceedings of two conferences held at Bolton and Stafford Autumn 1985 : [compiled and edited by F.Jones and John Watkins].

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Published by Oxford Conferences in Bolton, Stafford .
Written in English


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ContributionsJones, F., Watkins, John.
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Pagination39p. ;
Number of Pages39
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Open LibraryOL14326539M

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A microbiological cause was found in 79% of cases of pneumonia in Pittsburgh. Legionnaires' disease (LD) accounted for 15% of community-acquired and 30% of nosocomial cases, and several parameters were compared between the LD and non-LD patients.

Of these only hyponatraemia was significantly commoner in the former, and the authors conclude that LD cannot be diagnosed "solely on clinical Cited by: The most severe presentation is Legionnaires’ disease, caused by Legionella pneumophila. It is an atypical pneumonia, generally affecting the lungs and gastrointestinal tract.

The disease affects people of all ages and causes significant morbidity and mortality, especially in patients with Author: Gilda Diaz-Fuentes, Ravish Singhal, Sindhaghatta Venkatram. Sep 27,  · General laboratory testing in patients with Legionnaires disease (LD) reveals several nonspecific abnormalities.{ref11} Hematologic studies may reveal leukocytosis or leukopenia with left shift.

Nov 13,  · Legionnaires disease (LD) was recognized in after an outbreak of pneumonia at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Soon after, the etiologic agent was identified as a fastidious gram-negative bacillus and named Legionella pneumophila.

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@article{osti_, title = {Legionnaires' disease: The infective dose paradox}, author = {O'Brien, S.J. and Bhopal, R.S.}, abstractNote = {The species of Legionella bacteria that cause legionnaires' disease are widely distributed in aquatic habitats.

Infection via inhalation of aerosols containing bacteria is the main, though contested, mode of transmission. Legionnaires’ disease was an emerging disease of the twentieth century and is usually referred to as an “emerging infectious disease (UID)” is an impact of human alteration to the environment [49].

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