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Description:The section of lung tissue depicted here, was extracted from a patient who had succumbed to a fatal case of legionellosis, a disease caused by the bacterium, Legionella pneumophila.
Note the presence of large amounts of a clear alveolar infiltrate indicative of pneumonia. In severe cases on legionellosis, secondary scarring of the lung tissue may remain, after the primary infection has undergone resolution.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ John A. Blackmon, MD
Creation Date:1978
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Links:CDC - National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases – Legionellosis
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