Chlamydia Pneumoniae Infection

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. Chlamyd...

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Main Author: Allegra, Luigi
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Blasi, Francesco (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Milano Springer Milan 1995, 1995
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary: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
Physical Description:VIII, 90 p online resource
ISBN:9788847022010