ISSN 2409-5834

Molecular approaches and Diagnostic Strategies for Isolation and Identification of Legionella Pneumophila Serogroups 1 and 2-15 and associated Bacteria Isolated from Cancer Patients and Hospital Environment

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Sanaa Saeed Atia ,Yasin Y. Y. AL-Luaibi ,Asaad M. R. Al-Taee

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Legionella pneumophila commonly leads to respiratory infections that get acquired in the community. The pathogenesis of legionnaire’s disease involves invasion of alveolar macrophages and cell mediated immunity is the primary means of immune control. Legionella pneumophila serotype1 is the most commonly reported cause of human Legionella infections. Sensitivity of urinary antigen testing is lower in immunocompromised patients because of higher likelihood of infections caused non-L. pneumophila species.

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