Contribution of amoebic coculture to the recovery of Legionella isolates from respiratory samples. Prospective analysis over a period of 32 months

Publié le 8 Février 2012
Mis à jour le 5 juillet 2019

We evaluated the contribution of amoebic coculture to the recovery of Legionella from 379 respiratory samples. The sensitivity of axenic culture was 42,1%. The combination of axenic culture with amoebic coculture increased the isolation rate of Legionella to 47,1%. Amoebic coculture was particularly efficient in isolating Legionella from respiratory samples contaminated by oropharyngeal flora. (R.A.)

Auteur : Descours G, Suet A, Ginevra C, Campese C, Slimani S, Ader F, Che D, Lina G, Jarraud S
Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2012, vol. 50, n°. 5, p. 1725-6