Legionella pneumophila serogroup 3 による呼吸器感染症の4症例  [in Japanese] Four Cases of Respiratory Infections Caused by Legionella Pneumophila Serogroup 3  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

<i>Legionella</i> pneumonia tends to be severe and is known to be fatal. Introduction of the urinary <i>Legionella</i> antigen test and changes in the Infectious Disease Law have led to increased numbers of reports, and milder cases are now occasionally seen. We experienced three cases demonstrating mild respiratory infections and one case demonstrating nosocomial pneumonia associated by <i>Legionella pneumophila</i> serogroup 3. Case 1 showed multiple ground-glass opacities on HRCT and productive cough. Cases 2 and 3 showed abnormal findings on chest X-ray, and chest CT findings in both cases suggested chronic respiratory infection. Case 4 experienced fever and hypoxia, and pulmonary edema was noted on X-ray. All of them four cases were diagnosed with respiratory infections isolated <i>L. pneumophila</i> serogroup 3 by culture results, and three of them cases were treated in the outpatient clinic. Thus, milder cases of <i>Legionella</i> pneumonia may be encountered during routine care, and tests for <i>Legionella</i> should be performed in such cases.

Journal

  • Kansenshogaku Zasshi

    Kansenshogaku Zasshi 85(4), 373-379, 2011-07-20

    The Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10030236033
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00047715
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    NOT
  • ISSN
    03875911
  • NDL Article ID
    11196548
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS9(科学技術--医学--病理学・微生物学・寄生虫学・感染・免疫学・血清学・アレルギー)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z19-193
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  J-STAGE 
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