- Pittsburgh pneumonia
- a type of pneumonia resembling legionnaires' disease, caused by Legionella micdadei, and occurring as a nosocomial infection especially in immunocompromised patients.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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