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Legionnaires’ Disease

Legionnaires’ Disease

Since the original description of Legionnaires’ disease in 1977, Legionella pneumophila has been increasingly recognized as a cause of sporadic and epidemic community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in all age groups.1 L. pneumophila is the third- or fourth-most-frequent pathogen in CAP with a high incidence of admission to the ICU. It is also an important nosocomial pathogen because the hospital setting provides particularly susceptible populations.