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Chlamydia Pneumoniae Infection

ISBN/ASIN: 9783540750079,9788847022010 | 1995 | English | pdf | 90/98 pages | 2.16 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Mailand | Author: Luigi Allegra (auth.), Prof. Luigi Allegra M.D., Dr. Francesco Blasi M.D., PH.D. (eds.) | Edition: 1

A flood of data indicate the importance and the relevance in both respiratory and extrapulmonary disease of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection today. Antibody prevalence rates in Western countries reach 50% in the adult population and remain high in old age suggesting a high rate of reinfection. Chlamydia pneumoniae can cause upper respiratory tract infections, like pharyngitis and sinusitis as well as bronchitis and more than 10% of community-acquired pneumonia. Recent data suggest a possible association of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection with wheezing and adult-onset asthma. However, the most intriguing hypothesis pertains the possible association between Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and atherosclerosis.

Chlamydia Pneumoniae Infection

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