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A newborn with domestically acquired legionnaires disease confirmed by molecular typing

Skogberg, Kirsi; Nuorti, J Pekka; Saxen, Harri; Kusnetsov, Jaana; Mentula, Silja; Fellman, Vineta LU ; Maki-Petays, Nina and Jousimies-Somer, Hannele (2002) In Clinical Infectious Diseases 35(8). p.82-82
Abstract
Legionella pneumophila serogroup 6 was recovered from a bronchoalveolar lavage specimen from a 1-week-old, full-term newborn with pneumonia, as well as from water samples from the maternity hospital and the newborn's home (an apartment). Amplified fragment-length polymorphism typing revealed that the strains isolated from the newborn and her home were indistinguishable from each other but were clearly different from the hospital and control strains. To our knowledge, this is the first report of domestic acquisition of legionnaires disease in a newborn to have been confirmed by molecular typing.
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
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82 - 82
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The Infectious Diseases Society of America
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1537-6591
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  abstract     = {Legionella pneumophila serogroup 6 was recovered from a bronchoalveolar lavage specimen from a 1-week-old, full-term newborn with pneumonia, as well as from water samples from the maternity hospital and the newborn's home (an apartment). Amplified fragment-length polymorphism typing revealed that the strains isolated from the newborn and her home were indistinguishable from each other but were clearly different from the hospital and control strains. To our knowledge, this is the first report of domestic acquisition of legionnaires disease in a newborn to have been confirmed by molecular typing.},
  author       = {Skogberg, Kirsi and Nuorti, J Pekka and Saxen, Harri and Kusnetsov, Jaana and Mentula, Silja and Fellman, Vineta and Maki-Petays, Nina and Jousimies-Somer, Hannele},
  issn         = {1537-6591},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {82--82},
  publisher    = {The Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  series       = {Clinical Infectious Diseases},
  title        = {A newborn with domestically acquired legionnaires disease confirmed by molecular typing},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2002},
}