Extrapulmonary Legionella micdadei infection in a previously healthy child

Xuan Qin, Patrick M. Abe, Scott J. Weissman, Scott C. Manning

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A previously healthy 9-year-old girl presented with a 1-week history of left neck mass and low grade fever. Surgical drainage specimens from the mass were bacterial culture-negative. Legionella micdadei infection was diagnosed by a two step PCR-nucleic acid sequencing method and supported by organism-specific serology. A backyard hot tub was suspected as the source of infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1174-1176
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Adenitis
  • Extrapulmonary Legionella infection
  • Polymerase chain reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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