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Clinical manifestations are not useful in predicting the likelihood of Legionnaires’ disease.1 Conventional microbiology methods have limitations reducing their sensitivity, while the failure of serological testing to diagnose the disease in the acute phase limits its potential to affect clinical decision making.2
- Yu V. L. and Stout J. E. Community-Acquired Legionnaires’ Disease: Implications for Underdiagnosis and Laboratory Testing. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2008; 46:1365–7
- Kanavaki, S. et al. Laboratory Diagnosis of Legionnaires’ Disease in Patients with Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP). Pneumon 2003 16(1): 181-188.