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What is Legionella hackeliae infection?

What is Legionella hackeliae infection?

  • Legionella hackeliae infection: Legionella hackeliae 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 hackeliae infection: Introduction

Types of Legionella hackeliae infection:

Broader types of Legionella hackeliae infection:

Who gets Legionella hackeliae infection?

Gender Ratio for Legionella hackeliae infection: male predominance

How serious is Legionella hackeliae infection?

Prognosis of Legionella hackeliae 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 hackeliae infection: see complications of Legionella hackeliae infection

What causes Legionella hackeliae infection?

Causes of Legionella hackeliae infection: see causes of Legionella hackeliae infection

What are the symptoms of Legionella hackeliae infection?

Symptoms of Legionella hackeliae infection: see symptoms of Legionella hackeliae infection

Complications of Legionella hackeliae infection: see complications of Legionella hackeliae infection

Legionella hackeliae infection: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Legionella hackeliae infection.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Legionella hackeliae infection.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Legionella hackeliae infection

Main name of condition: Legionella hackeliae infection

Other names or spellings for Legionella hackeliae infection:

Legionellosis [L. hackeliae], L. hackeliae infection

 

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