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Molecular evidence of Legionella pneumophila associated lower respiratory tract infection in a COVID-19 suspected patient in Sri Lanka - A Case Report

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A. Shiyamalee,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, LK
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Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine
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T. T. Pattiyakumbura,

National Hospital Kandy, Kandy 20000, LK
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Regional Virology Laboratory
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R. V. Muthugala,

National Hospital Kandy, Kandy 20000, LK
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Regional Virology Laboratory
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C. Herath,

District General Hospital, Matale 21300, LK
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F. Noordeen

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, LK
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Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Legionella pneumophila is commonly found in aquatic environments. L. pneumophila is a causative agent of severe community acquired pneumonia and the infection is acquired through inhalation of aerosols containing the bacteria. In Sri Lanka, serologically confirmed cases of L. pneumophila infection in patients have been reported. However, there are no published reports on legionellosis in humans with evidence of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based molecular confirmation in Sri Lanka. We report a PCR confirmed case of L. pneumophila associated lower respiratory tract infection in a 16-year-old monk who presented to a District General Hospital in the Central Province of Sri Lanka during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Cite: Shiyamalee, A., Pattiyakumbura, T.T., Muthugala, R.V., Herath, C. and Noordeen, F., 2022. Molecular evidence of Legionella pneumophila associated lower respiratory tract infection in a COVID-19 suspected patient in Sri Lanka - A Case Report. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases, 12(2), pp.E27 1–4. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v12i2.8498
Published on 16 Sep 2022.
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