Chlamydia pneumoniae respiratory infections

Francesco Blasi, Roberto Cosentini, Paolo Tarsia

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Chlamydia pneumoniae is a significant cause of both upper and lower respiratory tract infections. The spectrum of diseases ranges from asymptomatic infection to serious disease, including severe pneumonia and exacerbations of chronic bronchitis requiring mechanical ventilation. There is increasing evidence of involvement of C. pneumoniae infection in bronchial asthma, and the role of this agent in immunocompromised patients has also begun to be appreciated. (C) 2000 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-164
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Opinion in Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology


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