Enfermedad del legionario- organismo Legionella

La enfermedad del legionario fue descrita por primera vez en 1976 después de un brote mortal de neumonía durante una convención de los Legionarios. Al organismo recientemente descrito causante de la enfermedad se le llamó Legionella pneumophila, que aparece en esta fotografía. (Cortesía de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades -CDC- de los Estados Unidos)Enfermedad del legionario- organismo Legionella

Revision

Last reviewed 5/19/2013 by Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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