Clinical characteristics of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection as the sole cause of community-acquired pneumonia.

Title

Clinical characteristics of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection as the sole cause of community-acquired pneumonia.

Creator

File T M Jr; Plouffe J F Jr; Breiman R F; Skelton S K

Publisher

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Date

1999
1999-08

Description

The clinical characteristics of 26 patients with community-acquired pneumonia due to Chlamydia pneumoniae as the only identified pathogen who required hospitalization were evaluated. Most patients (18) had reinfection based on serological results. The mean age of the patients was 55 years (38 years, patients with primary infection; 63 years, patients with reinfection), and the gender representation was equal. Generally, illness was mild and associated with limited temperature elevation and nonspecific symptoms. The presence of comorbid illnesses and the requirement of supplemental oxygen therapy were the most common criteria for hospital admission.

Subject

*Chlamydophila pneumoniae/immunology; 80 and over; Adult; Aged; Antibodies; Bacterial/blood; Chlamydia Infections/blood/immunology/*microbiology/*physiopathology; Community-Acquired Infections/blood/immunology/*microbiology/physiopathology; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Pneumonia/blood/immunology/microbiology/*physiopathology

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

426–428

Issue

2

Volume

29

Citation

File T M Jr; Plouffe J F Jr; Breiman R F; Skelton S K, “Clinical characteristics of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection as the sole cause of community-acquired pneumonia.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 15, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4142.

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