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Legionella spiritensis infection

Legionella spiritensis infection: Introduction

Legionella spiritensis infection: Legionella spiritensis 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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Legionella spiritensis infection is available below.

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Legionella spiritensis infection: Complications

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Causes of Legionella spiritensis infection

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Legionella spiritensis infection: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Legionella spiritensis infection

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria more »

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Legionella spiritensis infection: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Legionella spiritensis infection

Prognosis for Legionella spiritensis 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.

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More information about Legionella spiritensis infection

  1. Legionella spiritensis infection: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis

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