Pneumonia due to Legionella bozemanii: first report of a case in Europe

J Infect. 1984 May;8(3):251-5. doi: 10.1016/s0163-4453(84)94027-1.


Pneumonia caused by Legionella bozemanii and acquired by a 75-year-old man while on holiday in Majorca is described. This appears to be the first report of such a case from Europe. Despite artificial ventilation and intravenous erythromycin the patient died. The causative organism was isolated from part of the lung obtained post mortem. Examination of a single sample of serum by means of an indirect immunofluorescence test gave a titre of 32 in respect of L. bozemanii antigen.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • England
  • Erythromycin / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Legionella / isolation & purification
  • Legionnaires' Disease / drug therapy
  • Legionnaires' Disease / epidemiology*
  • Lung / microbiology
  • Male
  • Spain
  • Travel


  • Erythromycin