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What is Legionella monrovica infection?

What is Legionella monrovica infection?

  • Legionella monrovica infection: Legionella monrovica 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 monrovica infection: Introduction

Types of Legionella monrovica infection:

Broader types of Legionella monrovica infection:

Who gets Legionella monrovica infection?

Gender Ratio for Legionella monrovica infection: male predominance

How serious is Legionella monrovica infection?

Prognosis of Legionella monrovica 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 monrovica infection: see complications of Legionella monrovica infection

What causes Legionella monrovica infection?

Causes of Legionella monrovica infection: see causes of Legionella monrovica infection

What are the symptoms of Legionella monrovica infection?

Symptoms of Legionella monrovica infection: see symptoms of Legionella monrovica infection

Complications of Legionella monrovica infection: see complications of Legionella monrovica infection

Legionella monrovica infection: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Legionella monrovica infection.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Legionella monrovica infection.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Legionella monrovica infection

Main name of condition: Legionella monrovica infection

Other names or spellings for Legionella monrovica infection:

Legionellosis [L. monrovica], L. monrovica infection

 

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