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Abstract

In addition to , about 20 species have been documented as human pathogens. The majority of infections by non- species occur in immunocompromised and splenectomized patients. Here, we report a case of ‘classical’ lobar pneumonia caused by in a splenectomized patient receiving corticosteroids for chronic immune thrombocytopenia. Tests for antigen were negative. was immediately detected in bronchoalveolar fluid by PCR and subsequently confirmed by culture on legionella-selective media. The features of Legionnaires' disease in immunocompromised patients with special emphasis on significance and detection of non- species are reviewed.

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