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Legionella micdadei

 

Definition: a bacterial species that may be acid-fast and causes Pittsburgh pneumonia, a variant of Legionnaires disease. Accounts for approximately 60% of Legionella pneumonias other than those caused by Legionella pneumophila.

Synonym(s): Pittsburgh pneumonia agent

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