Legionella lansingensis sp. nov. isolated from a patient with pneumonia and underlying chronic lymphocytic leukemia

J Clin Microbiol. 1992 Sep;30(9):2398-401. doi: 10.1128/jcm.30.9.2398-2401.1992.


A Legionella-like organism, strain 1677-MI-H, was isolated from the bronchoscopy washings of a patient with pneumonia who had a 2-year history of progressive, chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The growth characteristics, cellular fatty acids, and ubiquinone content of the isolate were consistent with those for Legionella spp. The isolate was serologically distinct in the slide agglutination test with absorbed antisera. DNA hybridization studies showed that strain 1677-MI-H (ATCC 49751) represents a new Legionella species which is named Legionella lansingensis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Agglutination Tests
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Legionella / classification
  • Legionella / isolation & purification*
  • Legionella / physiology
  • Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell / complications
  • Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell / microbiology*
  • Middle Aged
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization
  • Pneumonia / complications
  • Pneumonia / microbiology*
  • Sequence Homology


  • DNA, Bacterial