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Hospital Acquired Infection and Legionnaires' Disease

Edited by Salim Surani

Texas A&M University – Central Texas


Joseph Varon

University of Texas

More than 10,000 patients are hospitalized every year with Legionnaires' disease in the United States alone. Legionnaires' disease is also an important public health topic as it involves environmental and public issues, as far as its spread and prevention are concerned. With an aging population, increasing number of transplants, increasing use of immunosuppressive medications, and compromised immunity due to multiorgan system disease, Legionnaires' disease is emerging as an important disease.

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Hospital Acquired Infection and Legionnaires' DiseaseEdited by Salim Surani

Published: March 18th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.83129

ISBN: 978-1-78985-970-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-969-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-300-1

Copyright year: 2020

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1. Introductory Chapter: Hospital-Acquired Infection and Legionnaires’ Disease

By Salim Surani


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2. A Clinical Overview of Hospital-Acquired Legionella Pneumonia: Prevention Is the Key?

By Yamely Mendez, Gloria Rueda, Ismael Garcia and Johanan Luna


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3. Legionella Pneumonia Due to Non-Legionella pneumophila Serogroup 1

By Akihiro Ito and Tadashi Ishida


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4. Legionnaires’ Disease Treatment

By Jorge F. Velazco


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5. Advances in Treatment and Outcomes of Patients with Legionella Infection

By Gilda Diaz-Fuentes, Ravish Singhal and Sindhaghatta Venkatram


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6. Legionnaires Disease in Immunocompromised Host

By Venkat Rajasurya and Salim Surani


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