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Pittsburgh Pneumonia Agent May Be a Common Cause of Nosocomial Pneumonia: Seroepidemiologic Evidence

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▸Requests for reprints should be addressed to Victor L. Yu, M.D.; Infectious Disease Section, Veterans Administration Medical Center; University Drive C; Pittsburgh, PA 15240.

Veterans Administration Medical Center, and the University of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(5):724-726. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-97-5-724
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The pittsburgh pneumonia agent is a newly recognized cause of pneumonia (1, 2). Although most patients have been renal transplant recipients (1-4), others have had malignant disease or received corticosteroid treatment (2, 3, 5). A common feature in all these patients was the development of pneumonia during or shortly after immunosuppressive therapy, although recently two cases were reported in non-immunosuppressed patients (6). Almost 50% of these reported patients died of the pneumonia.

As part of a serologic survey for Legionnaires' disease, we did a simultaneous survey for Pittsburgh pneumonia agent using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (7) from the TATLOCK strain


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