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K. pneumo´niae rhinosclero´matis:
a species found in patients with rhinoscleroma and their contacts. Called also Frisch bacillus.
L. pneumo´phila:
the causative agent of legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever. It was the first species of the genus isolated and characterized, and it has been found in human lung tissue, respiratory secretions, pleural fluid, and blood and in numerous environmental sites such as riparian and other soil, and in cooling-tower water, tap water, shower heads, construction and excavation sites, and aerosolized droplets from heat-exchange systems.
M. pneumo´niae:
a species that often causes inapparent infections or mild respiratory tract disease but can also cause a type of primary atypical pneumonia; see also mycoplasmal pneumonia, under pneumonia. Called also Eaton agent.
S. pneumo´niae:
the species known as pneumococcus, an α-hemolytic species with no specific group antigen. It is the most common cause of lobar pneumonia and also causes numerous other serious acute pyogenic disorders, such as meningitis, septicemia, empyema, and peritonitis. There are many serotypes, distinguished on the basis of the specificity of the capsular polysaccharides. See Plate 8 and see also pneumococcus polysaccharide, under polysaccharide. Called also Diplococcus pneumoniae.
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