Which clinical procedures are performed in the evaluation of Legionella infection?

Updated: Nov 13, 2018
  • Author: Mobeen H Rathore, MD, CPE, FAAP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • Perform BAL in pediatric patients for DFA and culture. Consider PCR if index of suspicion is high.

  • Perform thoracocentesis if the extent of pleural effusion is significant. Test fluids for Legionella antigen and perform DFA and culture. Consider PCR if suspicion is high.


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