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What is Legionella shakespearei infection?

What is Legionella shakespearei infection?

  • Legionella shakespearei infection: Legionella shakespearei 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 shakespearei infection: Introduction

Types of Legionella shakespearei infection:

Broader types of Legionella shakespearei infection:

Who gets Legionella shakespearei infection?

Gender Ratio for Legionella shakespearei infection: male predominance

How serious is Legionella shakespearei infection?

Prognosis of Legionella shakespearei 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 shakespearei infection: see complications of Legionella shakespearei infection

What causes Legionella shakespearei infection?

Causes of Legionella shakespearei infection: see causes of Legionella shakespearei infection

What are the symptoms of Legionella shakespearei infection?

Symptoms of Legionella shakespearei infection: see symptoms of Legionella shakespearei infection

Complications of Legionella shakespearei infection: see complications of Legionella shakespearei infection

Legionella shakespearei infection: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Legionella shakespearei infection.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Legionella shakespearei infection.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Legionella shakespearei infection

Main name of condition: Legionella shakespearei infection

Other names or spellings for Legionella shakespearei infection:

Legionellosis [L. shakespearei], L. shakespearei infection

 

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