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Volume 8, Number 12—December 2002

Research

Legionnaires’ Disease at a Dutch Flower Show: Prognostic Factors and Impact of Therapy

Kamilla D. Lettinga*Comments to Author , 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;

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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).

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).

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