Legionella pneumophila serogroup 14 isolated from patients with fatal pneumonia

J Clin Microbiol. 1988 Feb;26(2):382. doi: 10.1128/jcm.26.2.382-.1988.


Two Legionella-like organisms, one isolated from postmortem lung tissue and the other from a bronchial aspirate, were shown by growth, physiologic, and genetic characteristics to belong to the species Legionella pneumophila. Subsequent serologic testing indicated that both strains belonged to a new serogroup, serogroup 14.

MeSH terms

  • Bronchi / microbiology
  • Humans
  • Legionella / classification*
  • Legionella / isolation & purification
  • Legionnaires' Disease / microbiology*
  • Lung / microbiology
  • Serotyping