BERENICE M. THOMASON, B.S.; EDWIN P. EWING JR., M.D.; MARTIN D. HICKLIN, M.D.; SALLY A. HARDING, M.D.; GERALD R. DONOWITZ, M.D.
Recently Rogers and co-workers (1) described five cases of pneumonia caused by a bacterium that could not be isolated on routine bacteriologic media. They suggested that the organism might be a mycobacterium because it appeared as acid-fast rods in sections of lung tissue obtained from their patients. Serum samples from two of the patients showed high titers of antibody to the "Pittsburgh pneumonia agent" by the indirect fluorescent antibody (FA) technique. The "Pittsburgh pneumonia agent" described by Pasculle and associates (2) has been identified by Hébert and associates (3) as a Legionella-like bacterium identical to the TATLOCK bacterium (4) by
THOMASON BM, EWING EP, HICKLIN MD, HARDING SA, DONOWITZ GR. TATLOCK Bacterium (Pittsburgh Pneumonia Agent) Presumptively Identified in Five Cases of Pneumonia. Ann Intern Med. ;92:510. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-4-510
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(4):510.
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