Legionella pneumophila: Initial detection through evaluation of giemsa-stained smears of a bronchial aspirate

Maria Reitano, Howard D. Engler, Edward J. Bottone

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Abstract

The presence of Legionella species in a bronchial aspirate was strongly suspected by the visualization on Giemsa-stained smears of slender violaceous intra- and extracellular bacilli despite the absence of fluorescence on smears stained with L. pneumophila serogroup 1 conjugate. Subsequently, cultures of the aspirate grew L. pneumophila reactive with serogroup 6 fluorescein-conjugated antibody.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1988

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