Second serogroup of Legionella hackeliae isolated from a patient with pneumonia

H. W. Wilkinson, W. L. Thacker, A. G. Steigerwalt, D. J. Brenner, Neil M. Ampel, E. J. Wing

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Abstract

A Legionella-like organism (strain 798-PA-H, ATCC 35999) isolated from a lung aspirate was shown by DNA hybridization to belong to the species Legionella hackeliae. Growth, gas-liquid chromatographic, and physiologic characteristics were consistent with those of the type strain of L. hackeliae, Lansing 2 (ATCC 35250). However, 798-PA-H was minimally reactive with L. hackeliae direct immunofluorescence assay conjugate or slide agglutination test antiserum. Cross-absorption studies with 798-PA-H and Lansing 2 antisera supported placing 798-PA-H in a second serogroup of L. hackeliae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-489
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume22
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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Wilkinson, H. W., Thacker, W. L., Steigerwalt, A. G., Brenner, D. J., Ampel, N. M., & Wing, E. J. (1985). Second serogroup of Legionella hackeliae isolated from a patient with pneumonia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 22(4), 488-489.