[Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]
Volume 26, Number 1—January 2020 / Research Letter
Legionella pneumophila as Cause of Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia, China
Huahua Yi, Jie Fang, Jingwen Huang, Bing Liu, Jieming Qu, and Min Zhou
Author affiliations: Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai, China
We report a case of community-acquired pneumonia in a patient in China. We verified Legionella pneumophila infection through next-generation sequencing of blood, sputum, and pleural effusion samples. Our results show the usefulness of next-generation sequencing and of testing different samples early in the course of illness to identify this bacterium.
Keywords: Legionellosis; China; Pneumonia.