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What is Legionella maceachernii infection?

What is Legionella maceachernii infection?

  • Legionella maceachernii infection: Legionella maceachernii 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 maceachernii infection: Introduction

Types of Legionella maceachernii infection:

Broader types of Legionella maceachernii infection:

Who gets Legionella maceachernii infection?

Gender Ratio for Legionella maceachernii infection: male predominance

How serious is Legionella maceachernii infection?

Prognosis of Legionella maceachernii 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 maceachernii infection: see complications of Legionella maceachernii infection

What causes Legionella maceachernii infection?

Causes of Legionella maceachernii infection: see causes of Legionella maceachernii infection

What are the symptoms of Legionella maceachernii infection?

Symptoms of Legionella maceachernii infection: see symptoms of Legionella maceachernii infection

Complications of Legionella maceachernii infection: see complications of Legionella maceachernii infection

Legionella maceachernii infection: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Legionella maceachernii infection.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Legionella maceachernii infection.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Legionella maceachernii infection

Main name of condition: Legionella maceachernii infection

Other names or spellings for Legionella maceachernii infection:

Legionellosis [L. maceachernii], L. maceachernii infection

 

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