A Case of Nosocomial Legionella pneumophila Pneumonia (Short Communication)

Torii, Keizo, Iinuma, Yoshitsugu, Ichikawa, Motoshi, Kato, Keisuke, Koide, Michio, Baba, Hisashi, Suzuki, Ryujiro and Ohta, Michio (2003) A Case of Nosocomial Legionella pneumophila Pneumonia (Short Communication). Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, 56 3: 101-102.

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Author Torii, Keizo
Iinuma, Yoshitsugu
Ichikawa, Motoshi
Kato, Keisuke
Koide, Michio
Baba, Hisashi
Suzuki, Ryujiro
Ohta, Michio
Title A Case of Nosocomial Legionella pneumophila Pneumonia (Short Communication)
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A Case of Nosocomial Legionella pneumophila Pneumonia (Short Communication)
Journal name Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1344-6304
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 56
Issue 3
Start page 101
End page 102
Total pages 2
Editor Ichiro Kurane
Place of publication Tokyo
Publisher National Institute of Infectious Diseases
Language eng
Subject 110309 Infectious Diseases
Formatted abstract
We report a case of Legionella pneumophila pneumonia in a patient with interstitial lung disease. Intensive environmental investigations revealed that a system of all- day-running bathwater was the source of infection. In this case, the concentration of L. pneumophila in the hospital bathwater was low. We therefore emphasize that even a low concentration of L. pneumophila in environmental water can cause serious infections to immunocompromised patients in a hospital.
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