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Legionella cherrii infection

Legionella cherrii infection: Introduction

Legionella cherrii infection: Legionella cherrii 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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Legionella cherrii infection is available below.

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Legionella cherrii infection: Complications

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Causes of Legionella cherrii infection

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Legionella cherrii infection: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Legionella cherrii infection

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, more »

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Legionella cherrii infection: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Legionella cherrii infection

Prognosis for Legionella cherrii 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.

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More information about Legionella cherrii infection

  1. Legionella cherrii infection: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis

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