La legionelosis es una enfermedad producida por la bacteria Legionella pneumófila, que vive usualmente en circuitos de agua contaminada, como son conducciones de agua, estanques, torres de refrigeración, piscinas o jacuzzis.

Se adquiere por inhalación al haber estado el paciente en contacto con el agua contaminada, ya sea por el baño o por estar en zonas próximas, ya que la bacteria se puede diseminar desde el agua al ambiente circundante.

Produce generalmente una infección pulmonar en forma de neumonía que -de no ser diagnosticada y tratada precozmente- puede revestir gravedad y riesgo vital.

Legionelosis Vall d'Hebron
Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 31.01.2022, 14:21
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