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Legionella urinary antigen test –a contribute towards a more rational use

Published:September 24, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2018.09.009
      Legionnaires Disease (LD) is a common cause of community acquired pneumonia (CAP). LD diagnosis is challenging due to a lack of distinctive features at presentation [
      • Chahin A.
      • Opal S.M.
      Severe Pneumonia Caused by Legionella pneumophila: Differential Diagnosis and Therapeutic Considerations.
      ]. Inadequate diagnosis and further derisory treatment could increase morbidity and mortality.
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