Chlamydophila pneumoniae

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Chla·myd·o·phil·a pneu·mo·ni·ae

(klă-midō-filă nū-mōnē-ē)
A species that causes pneumonia and upper and lower respiratorydisease. Also called Chlamydia pneumoniae (q.v.), TWAR.
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Chlamydophila pneumoniae

A species of Chlamydophila that is an important cause of pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinusitis. It is believed to be transmitted from person to person by respiratory tract secretions (e.g., by airborne droplets). Most cases are mild and rarely require hospitalization. It is possible that this organism is a factor in the development of coronary artery disease.


Treatment consists of daily tetracycline, macrolide, or fluoroquinolone for 14 to 21 days.

See also: Chlamydophila
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