Chapter 6. Two Important Bacterial Pathogens Causing Community Acquired Pneumonia: Streptococcus pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila

  1. Professor Philippe Sansonetti
  1. Birgitta Henriques-Normark1,2 and
  2. Carmen Buchrieser3

Published Online: 25 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527629664.ch6

Bacterial Virulence: Basic Principles, Models and Global Approaches

Bacterial Virulence: Basic Principles, Models and Global Approaches

How to Cite

Henriques-Normark, B. and Buchrieser, C. (2010) Two Important Bacterial Pathogens Causing Community Acquired Pneumonia: Streptococcus pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila, in Bacterial Virulence: Basic Principles, Models and Global Approaches (ed P. Sansonetti), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527629664.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Institut Pasteur Unite de Pathogénie Microbienne Moléculaire, INSERM U786, Institut Pasteur, 28, rue du Docteur Roux, 75724 Paris, Cedex 15, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Department of Bacteriology, SE 171 82, Solna, Sweden

  2. 2

    Department of Microbiology, Tumur Biology and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, SE 171 77, Stockholm, Sweden

  3. 3

    Institut Pasteur UP Biologie des Bactéries Intracellulaires, Department Genomes and Genetics 25, rue du Dr. Roux, 75724 Paris Cedex 15, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 17 FEB 2010

Book Series:

  1. Infection Biology

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527323265

Online ISBN: 9783527629664

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Keywords:

  • Streptococcus pneumonia;
  • Legionella pneumophila;
  • devastating pathogen;
  • common colonizer;
  • environmental bacterium;
  • pneumonia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • General Background

  • Streptococcus pneumoniae, a Devastating Pathogen, but also a Common Colonizer of the Upper Respiratory Tract

  • Legionella pneumophila, an Environmental Bacterium but also a Cause of Severe Sporadic and Epidemic Pneumonia

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgment

  • References