Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 4th, 2005
According to recent research published in the Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition, "Presented here are the results of Legionella urinary antigen testing correlated with patient characteristics and severity of pneumonia (Fine score) in 295 patients diagnosed with Legionella pneumonia in connection with a large outbreak in Murcia, Spain."
"Overall, the sensitivity of the urinary antigen test was 47.7% (141/295). A statistically significant association was found between the clinical severity of pneumonia and test sensitivity;...
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