Clinical features of Chlamydia pneumoniae acute respiratory infection

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Chlamydia pneumoniae is a worldwide respiratory pathogen involved in 6-20% of community-acquired pneumonias and in about 5% of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. Preliminary data also indicate a possible association between Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and asthma. Further studies are needed to elucidate whether Chlamydia pneumoniae is merely a precipitant of asthma symptoms or is actually one of the causes of asthma.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996


  • Asthma
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Community-acquired pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)


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