Legionnaires' disease in a gravedigger

An epidemiologic study

R. H K Eng, Michael Rothkopf, S. M. Smith

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Abstract

A gravedigger had an acute pneumonia that responded well to erythromycin therapy. His serum titer for Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 rose from 1:32 during the illness to 1:532 during the convalescent period. A seroepidemiologic survey of 45 co-workers was performed, and cultures of the graveyard soil were taken.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-240
Number of pages3
JournalNew York State Journal of Medicine
Volume84
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Cemeteries
Legionnaires' Disease
Legionella pneumophila
Erythromycin
Epidemiologic Studies
Pneumonia
Soil
Serum
Therapeutics
Serogroup
Surveys and Questionnaires

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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In: New York State Journal of Medicine, Vol. 84, No. 5, 01.01.1984, p. 238-240.

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