Table 1

Suspected/confirmed cases of legionnaires' disease Merseyside : January/February 1995

PatientAgeSexCase categoryRisk factorsEvidence of other infection
ConfirmedPresumptive
1441-150 F++
(S)
237M++
(S)
318F+Influenza B
serology : CFT 1:20 to 1:320
427F+ Mycoplasma pneumoniae
serology : CFT <20 to 160
519M++Campylobacter
(1-153)(S)serology positive
660F++ Strep pneumoniae
(S)(C)positive blood culture
773F+? Q Fever
serology : CFT 80
C burnettii 2
C burnettii IgG (IF/1280)
  • CFT: Complement fixation test. IF = Indirect immunofluorescent antibody test.

  • 1-150 = Died, S = smoker, C = chronic lung disease,

  • 1-153 = pneumonia not confirmed by chest radiography.