Gram Negative Coccobacilli
Which one of the following statements concerning legionella pneumophila is correct
|A||It is a part of normal flora of the colon|
|B||It cannot be grown on laboratory media|
|C||It does not have a cell wall|
|D||It is an important cause of pneumonia in renal transplant patients|
Legionella is a saprophyte in aquatic environments.
Can be grown on media containing special nutrients like iron and cysteine.
Bacteria not having a cell wall is Mycoplasma.
It is an important cause of pneumonia in smokers, elderly, lung carcinoma, hairy cell leukemia, transplant recipients, etc.