A 67-year-old woman was hospitalized with an acute pneumonia of the left lower lobe.
Legionella pneumophila serogroup 10 was cultured from two sputum specimens taken on days 18 and 20 and was also detected by direct immunofluorescence assay by using a commercially available species-specific monoclonal antibody as well as serogroup 10-specific monoclonal antibodies.
Antigenuria was detected in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays by using serogroup 10-specific polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies.
In the indirect immunofluorescence test rising antibody titers against serogroups 1,4,5,8,9,10,14, and 15 were found in serum, with the highest titers found against serogroups 8,9, and 10.
Mots-clés Pascal : Legionella pneumophila, Legionellaceae, Bactérie, Etude cas, Femme, Homme, Epidémiologie, Hôpital, Fragment restriction, Détection, Pneumonie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie, Infection nosocomiale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Legionella pneumophila, Legionellaceae, Bacteria, Case study, Woman, Human, Epidemiology, Hospital, Restriction fragment, Detection, Pneumonia, Respiratory disease, Lung disease, Nosocomial infection
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Cote : 95-0012180
Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 09/06/1995.