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.
|Journal||Clinical Microbiology and Infection|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 1|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1996|
- Chlamydia pneumoniae
- Community-acquired pneumonia
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)