THEODORE F. TSAI, M.D.; DAVID W. FRASER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Laboratory methods to confirm the diagnosis of Legionnaires' disease are becoming more widely used, and the disease is proving to be sufficiently common so that all physicians attending patients with pneumonia should be familiar with its features. Since August 1977 more than 100 cases have been documented in five outbreaks, including one outbreak in Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital; and in the last 2 years more than 270 sporadic cases have been confirmed. The report by Kirby and colleagues in this issue (p. 297) should assist clinicians in the appraisal of patients suspected of having the disease. We wish to add
TSAI TF, FRASER DW. The Diagnosis of Legionnaires' Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;89:413–414. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-3-413
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(3):413-414.
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