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Volume 12, Number 2—February 2006

Research

Ameba-associated Microorganisms and Diagnosis of Nosocomial Pneumonia

Pierre Berger*†, Laurent Papazian‡, Michel Drancourt*†, Bernard La Scola*†, Jean-Pierre Auffray‡, and Didier Raoult*†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Centre Hospitalier Universitaire La Timone, Marseille, France; †Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France; ‡Hôpital Sainte-Marguerite, Marseille, France

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Table 2

Description of 18 cases of pneumonia with only identification of ameba-associated microorganisms

High level of evidence Low level of evidence No.
Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus 5*
Legionella pneumophila 1†
L. pneumophila L. anisa 1
Parachlamydia sp. Bosea thiooxydans, L. boozemanii 1
Bosea massiliensis, L. quinlivanii, L. rubrilucens, L. worsleiensis Bradyrhizobium japonicum 1
L. pneumophila 4*
L. bozemanii 2
Parachlamydia sp. 1
B. thiooxydans, B. japonicum, Rasbo bacterium 1
L. pneumophila, L. rubrilucens, B. massiliensis, B. japonicum, R. bacterium 1

*One case of community-acquired pneumonia.
†Community-acquired pneumonia.

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