ROGER M. McKINNEY, Ph.D.; LeROY THACKER, B.S.; PATRICIA P. HARRIS, M.S.; KAREN R. LEWALLEN, B.S.; G. ANN HEBERT, B.S.; PAUL H. EDELSTEIN, M.D.; BERENICE M. THOMASON, B.S.
Thirty-five strains of Legionnaires' disease bacteria were shown to belong in four distinct serologic groups on the basis of findings obtained with direct fluorescent antibody testing. Thirty of the strains were placed in group 1, three in group 2, one in group 3, and one in group 4. Immunoelectrophoretic studies showed both unique and common antigens among the representative strains of the four serogroups.
McKINNEY RM, THACKER L, HARRIS PP, LEWALLEN KR, HEBERT GA, EDELSTEIN PH, et al. Four Serogroups of Legionnaires' Disease Bacteria Defined by Direct Immunofluorescence. Ann Intern Med. ;90:621–624. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-90-4-621
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;90(4):621-624.
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