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An 18-year-old male patient appeared at the emergency room with a 3-day history of fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing, and muscle aches and pains. His chest x-ray showed a diffuse left upper lobe infiltrate.

Which of the following is the most sensitive method for diagnosis of Legionnaires' disease?


A. Detection of specific antigen in urine
B. Cold agglutinin test
C. Electron microscopy of sputum
D. Detection of antigen in respiratory secretions
E. Culture of respiratory secretions on a charcoal-based agar




  #2

Influenza can be treated; therefore, specific detection of the virus becomes much more important. Which of the following would be best for detection of influenza?



A. Detection of specific antigen in urine
B. Cold agglutinin test
C. Electron microscopy of sputum
D. Detection of antigen in respiratory secretions
E. Culture of respiratory secretions on monkey kidney cells


  #3

legionela-a
infl-e


  #4

for legionella they say d is the answer :roll:

While it can be cultured on charcoal yeast extract


  #5

both A and E are true for L. but the Q is which is most sensitive
About D---strange


  #6

you are right it should be A but answer given is D





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