Risk of exposure to Legionella in dental practice.

Jolanta Szymanska 1
1 - AAEM Editors, Instytut Medycyny Wsi, Jaczewskiego 2, P.O. Box 185, 20-950 Lublin,Poland. adpunctum@adres.pl
Ann Agric Environ Med
2004; 11 (1):
ICID: 142695
Aerosols generated in dental operations are a source of exposure to microorganismsproliferated within dental unit waterlines (DUWL) biofilm. It has been suggested that presence of Legionellaspecies in these aerosols may contribute to potential health hazards for dental staff and patients. Thearticle attempts to provide a brief overview of the current knowledge about Legionella, its prevalencein DUWL, immunological reactions of the dentists and concepts for prophylaxis of Legionella in dentists'work place.
PMID 15236492 - click here to show this article in PubMed

Recommend this article to:


Related articles in IndexCopernicus™
     Infection Control, Dental - methods [13 related records]
     Dental Staff - statistics & numerical data [0 related records]
     Dental Offices - standards [0 related records]


Related articles

L Kapka-Skrzypczak, K Sawicki,
Cholinesterase activity in blood and pesticide pre...
Introduction. On the contrary to the adult population exposed to pesticides, mostly on occupational basis, rural children are mostly exposed to pesticides deposited in the environment. However, even this constant, distributed in time exposure to low ...
E Cisak, A Wójcik-Fatla,
Spiroplasma – an emerging arthropod-borne pathog...
Spiroplasma is a genus of wall-less, low-GC, small Gram-positive bacteria of the internal contractile cytoskeleton, with helical morphology and motility. The genus is classified within the class Mollicutes. Spiroplasma / host interactio...
 Mąka, E Maćkiw,
Occurrence and antimicrobial resistance of Salmone...
Introduction and objectives. Antimicrobial resistance of pathogenic bacteria can result in therapy failure, increased hospitalization, and increased risk of death. In Poland, Salmonella spp. is a major bacterial agent of food poisoning. The ma...