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What is Legionella quateirensis infection?

What is Legionella quateirensis infection?

  • Legionella quateirensis infection: Legionella quateirensis 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 quateirensis infection: Introduction

Types of Legionella quateirensis infection:

Broader types of Legionella quateirensis infection:

Who gets Legionella quateirensis infection?

Gender Ratio for Legionella quateirensis infection: male predominance

How serious is Legionella quateirensis infection?

Prognosis of Legionella quateirensis 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 quateirensis infection: see complications of Legionella quateirensis infection

What causes Legionella quateirensis infection?

Causes of Legionella quateirensis infection: see causes of Legionella quateirensis infection

What are the symptoms of Legionella quateirensis infection?

Symptoms of Legionella quateirensis infection: see symptoms of Legionella quateirensis infection

Complications of Legionella quateirensis infection: see complications of Legionella quateirensis infection

Legionella quateirensis infection: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Legionella quateirensis infection.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Legionella quateirensis infection.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Legionella quateirensis infection

Main name of condition: Legionella quateirensis infection

Other names or spellings for Legionella quateirensis infection:

Legionellosis [L. quateirensis], L. quateirensis infection

 

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