Legionnaires’ Disease at a Dutch Flower Show: Prognostic Factors and Impact of Therapy
Kamilla D. Lettinga* , Annelies Verbon*, Gerrit-Jan Weverling*, Joop F.P. Schellekens†, Jeroen W. Den Boer†‡, Ed P.F. Yzerman§, Jacobus Prins¶, Wim G. Boersma#, Ruud J. van Ketel*, Jan M. Prins*, and Peter Speelman*
Author affiliations: *Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; †National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands; ‡Municipal Health Service Zuid-Kennemerland, Haarlem, the Netherlands; §Regional Laboratory of Public Health Haarlem, Haarlem, the Netherlands; ¶Westfries Gasthuis, Hoorn, the Netherlands; #Medical Center Alkmaar, Alkmaar, the Netherlands;
Figure 3. Survival curves and urinary antigen test results. A: Intensive care unit ICU)–free survival for patients with a positive or negative urinary Legionella antigen test (Binax Now, Binax, Portland, ME):___ negative urinary antigen test (n=51); ----- positive urinary antigen test (n=86). B: ICU-free survival for patients with a negative urinary Legionella antigen test (Binax Now):___ adequate antibiotic therapy started within 24 h after admission (n=38); ----- adequate antibiotic therapy started more than 24 h after admission (n=13). C: ICU-free survival for patients with a positive urinary Legionella antigen test (Binax Now): ___ adequate antibiotic therapy started within 24 h after admission (n=.46); ----- adequate antibiotic therapy started >24 h after admission (n=40).
The opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.