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What is Legionella donaldsonii infection?

What is Legionella donaldsonii infection?

  • Legionella donaldsonii infection: Legionella donaldsonii is a type of bacteria which can cause infection in susceptible humans. Risk factors include diabetes, certain cancers, old age, immunosuppression, emphysema and smoking. Infection is rare and can occur at any age but the elderly or those with a weak immune system are more susceptible. These particular bacteria are commonly found in the environment (e.g. water and soil). Infection usually occurs through inhalation of the bacteria which results in a lung infection called pneumonia or may result in a flu-like illness. The bacteria may also cause respiratory system irritation, inflammation or sensitization. The nature and severity of symptoms may vary amongst patients. Some people may have the bacteria in their body but may have no symptoms. The incubation period lasts from 2 to 10 days but is usually 5 to 6 days. The infection cannot be transmitted from person to person.

Legionella donaldsonii infection: Introduction

Types of Legionella donaldsonii infection:

Broader types of Legionella donaldsonii infection:

Who gets Legionella donaldsonii infection?

Gender Ratio for Legionella donaldsonii infection: male predominance

How serious is Legionella donaldsonii infection?

Prognosis of Legionella donaldsonii infection: Early diagnosis and treatment delivers a better prognosis. Recovery can take from weeks to many months depending on the severity of the infection and the health of the patient.
Complications of Legionella donaldsonii infection: see complications of Legionella donaldsonii infection

What causes Legionella donaldsonii infection?

Causes of Legionella donaldsonii infection: see causes of Legionella donaldsonii infection

What are the symptoms of Legionella donaldsonii infection?

Symptoms of Legionella donaldsonii infection: see symptoms of Legionella donaldsonii infection

Complications of Legionella donaldsonii infection: see complications of Legionella donaldsonii infection

Legionella donaldsonii infection: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Legionella donaldsonii infection.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Legionella donaldsonii infection.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Legionella donaldsonii infection: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Legionella donaldsonii infection.
Treatments for Legionella donaldsonii infection: see treatments for Legionella donaldsonii infection

Name and Aliases of Legionella donaldsonii infection

Main name of condition: Legionella donaldsonii infection

Other names or spellings for Legionella donaldsonii infection:

Legionellosis [L. donaldsonii], L. donaldsonii infection

 

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