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What are the acute and chronic diseases associated with legionella?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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In brief: Pneumonia

Legionella is a relatively common cause of community-acquired and hospital acquired pneumonias.
Legionnaire's disease is a syndrome of pneumonia caused by legionella species. One acute, febrile, self-limited infection caused by legionella is pontiac fever. I am unaware of any chronic infections involving legionella species. Hope this helps.

In brief: Pneumonia

Legionella is a relatively common cause of community-acquired and hospital acquired pneumonias.
Legionnaire's disease is a syndrome of pneumonia caused by legionella species. One acute, febrile, self-limited infection caused by legionella is pontiac fever. I am unaware of any chronic infections involving legionella species. Hope this helps.
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