Chlamydia pneumoniae pneumonia.

Title

Chlamydia pneumoniae pneumonia.

Creator

File T M Jr; Tan J S

Publisher

Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine

Date

2000
1905-06

Description

Chlamydia pneumoniae is a common cause of community-acquired pneumonia. At present there is no "gold” standard for diagnosis and there is no easily accessible means of rapid diagnosis available. The best indication of acute C. pneumoniae infection is a fourfold rise in antibody titer, accompanying a positive polymerase chain reaction or culture. C. pneumoniae is usually associated with nonsevere clinical manifestations but the features will vary depending upon the occurrence as primary or reinfection syndrome, the presence of co-pathogens, or the existence of co-morbid conditions. C. pneumoniae has been described as a cause of severe disease requiring intensive care unit admission. Recommendations for therapy of C. pneumoniae pneumonia include macrolides, tetracyclines, or the new fluoroquinolones.

Identifier

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

285–294

Issue

4

Volume

21

Citation

File T M Jr; Tan J S, “Chlamydia pneumoniae pneumonia.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 29, 2022, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4043.

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