Environmental and clinical data from half of the hospitals in Italy’s Piemonte region show that, over the past 5 years, extensive efforts to control and prevent legionellosis; the hypothesis that Legionella colonizes the respiratory tract prior to hospitalization and increases in pathogenicity as the host’s immune system is progressively impaired.The main aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that Legionella colonizes the respiratory tract prior to hospitalization.

Legionella Colonization of the Respiratory Tract in Patients Without Nosocomial Exposure

DITOMMASO, Savina;GIACOMUZZI, Monica;SOLIDORO P.;CECCARELLI, Adriano;ZOTTI, Carla Maria
2008-01-01

Abstract

Environmental and clinical data from half of the hospitals in Italy’s Piemonte region show that, over the past 5 years, extensive efforts to control and prevent legionellosis; the hypothesis that Legionella colonizes the respiratory tract prior to hospitalization and increases in pathogenicity as the host’s immune system is progressively impaired.The main aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that Legionella colonizes the respiratory tract prior to hospitalization.
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/586720
DITOMMASO S.; GIACOMUZZI M.; GENTILE M.; RUGGENINI MOIRAGHI A.; ARIONE R.; SOLIDORO P.; CECCARELLI A.; ZOTTI C.
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