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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 57

of 'Epidemiology and pathogenesis of Legionella infection'

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Clinical features and outcomes of Legionnaires' disease in solid organ transplant recipients.
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Gudiol C, Garcia-Vidal C, Fernández-SabéN, Verdaguer R, LladóL, Roca J, Gil-Vernet S, CarratalàJ
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Transpl Infect Dis. 2009;11(1):78.
 
We identified 14 cases of Legionnaires' disease occurring in 2946 solid organ transplant recipients from 1985 to 2007. Most cases were sporadic and community acquired. The recent introduction of the urinary antigen test has accelerated diagnosis and allows prompt institution of adequate therapy. The overall mortality rate in our series was 14.3%.
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Infectious Disease Department (Program of Infections in Cancer and Transplant Patients), Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Institut d'InvestigacióBiomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL), L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
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