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Mixed lung infection by Legionella pneumophila and Legionella gormanii detected by fluorescent in situ hybridization

Buchbinder, S. ; Leitritz, L. ; Trebesius, K. ; Banas, B. ; Heesemann, J.
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 05 Aug 2009 13:27


Abstract

A mixed infection by Legionella pneumophila and a nonpneumophila Legionella species was detected in a lung biopsy specimen obtained from a patient with atypical pneumonia by fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH). This result was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Sequencing of PCR products confirmed mixed infection by L. pneumophila and L. gormanii. Culture for Legionella spp. was ...

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