Persistent Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in a Swedish family

Scand J Infect Dis. 1996;28(3):271-3. doi: 10.3109/00365549609027171.

Abstract

Chlamydia pneumoniae, an etiological agent for respiratory tract infection, was found as a cause of persistent infection in a family group. During the observation period of 2 1/2 years, serology and polymerase chain reaction for C. pneumoniae demonstrated a failure to eradicate the organism, despite several prolonged courses of antibiotics known to be effective against chlamydia species.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Chlamydia Infections / drug therapy
  • Chlamydia Infections / etiology*
  • Chlamydia Infections / immunology
  • Chlamydophila pneumoniae / drug effects
  • Chlamydophila pneumoniae / isolation & purification*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin A / analysis
  • Immunoglobulin G / analysis
  • Immunoglobulin M / analysis
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / drug therapy
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / immunology
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / microbiology*

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Immunoglobulin A
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Immunoglobulin M