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Progress in diagnostics and prevention of Legionnaires' disease

21 January 2009

PhD ceremony: E.P.F. IJzerman, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Thesis: Progress in diagnostics and prevention of Legionnaires' disease

Promotor(s): prof.dr. J.E. Degener

Faculty: Medical Sciences


One of the world’s largest outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease occurred in the Netherlands in 1999, when more than 20 people died. This event triggered significant efforts to explore the background of this outbreak. In this thesis, emphasis is put on the diagnostic aspects and on prevention. One of the major diagnostic parameters is the urinary antigen test. We concluded that there is a significant correlation between clinical severity and the sensitivity of the test.


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