Legionella pneumophila pneumonia in a newborn after water birth: A new mode of transmission

Citation
L. Franzin et al., Legionella pneumophila pneumonia in a newborn after water birth: A new mode of transmission, CLIN INF D, 33(9), 2001, pp. E103-E104
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Clinical Immunolgy & Infectious Disease",Immunology
Journal title
CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES
ISSN journal
1058-4838 → ACNP
Volume
33
Issue
9
Year of publication
2001
Pages
E103 - E104
Database
ISI
SICI code
1058-4838(20011101)33:9<E103:LPPIAN>2.0.ZU;2-1
Abstract
We report a case of Legionella pneumophila pneumonia in a 7-day old neonate . Because the hospital water, and particularly the pool water for water bir thing, was contaminated by L. pneumophila serogroup 1, the newborn was infe cted following prolonged delivery in contaminated water, perhaps by aspirat ion. This is the first case of nosocomial Legionella pneumonia in neonate a fter water birth.