Thirteenth serogroup of Legionella pneumophila isolated from patients with pneumonia

J Clin Microbiol. 1988 Mar;26(3):586-7. doi: 10.1128/jcm.26.3.586-587.1988.


A Legionella-like organism (strain 82A3105; ATCC 43736) was isolated from a lung aspirate taken from a patient with pneumonia. Results of physiologic, gas-liquid chromatographic, genetic, and serologic tests showed that strain 82A3105 and four additional clinical isolates belong to a new Legionella pneumophila serogroup, serogroup 13.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Legionella / classification*
  • Legionella / isolation & purification
  • Legionnaires' Disease / microbiology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Serotyping