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BMC Pulmonary Medicine

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Clinical predictors for Legionella in patients presenting with community-acquired pneumonia to the emergency department

  • Rico Fiumefreddo1,
  • Roya Zaborsky1,
  • Jeannine Haeuptle1,
  • Mirjam Christ-Crain1,
  • Andrej Trampuz2,
  • Ingrid Steffen3,
  • Reno Frei2,
  • Beat Müller4Email author and
  • Philipp Schuetz1
Contributed equally
BMC Pulmonary Medicine20099:4

Received: 17 October 2008

Accepted: 19 January 2009

Published: 19 January 2009

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Original Submission
17 Oct 2008 Submitted Original manuscript
25 Nov 2008 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Victor Yu
9 Dec 2008 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mats Kalin
19 Dec 2008 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Vicente Ausina
7 Jan 2009 Author responded Author comments - Philipp Schuetz
Resubmission - Version 2
7 Jan 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Jan 2009 Editorially accepted
19 Jan 2009 Article published 10.1186/1471-2466-9-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Basel
Departement of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel
Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Basel
Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital Aarau, Tellstrasse