La legionel·losi és una malaltia produïda pel bacteri Legionella pneumophila, que viu usualment en circuits d’aigua contaminada, com són conduccions d’aigua, estanys, torres de refrigeració, piscines o jacuzzis.

S’adquireix per inhalació en haver estat el pacient en contacte amb l’aigua contaminada, sigui per banyar-s'hi o per ser en zones pròximes, ja que el bacteri es pot disseminar des de l’aigua a l’ambient circumdant.

Produeix generalment una infecció pulmonar en forma de pneumònia que, si no és diagnosticada i tractada de manera precoç, pot revestir gravetat i risc vital.

Legionelosis Vall d'Hebron
Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 13.06.2022, 12:46
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