Atypical pathogens in adult patients admitted with community-acquired pneumonia in Korea.

  title={Atypical pathogens in adult patients admitted with community-acquired pneumonia in Korea.},
  author={Seung-Joon Lee and Myung-Goo Lee and Man-Jo Jeon and Ki Suck Jung and Hye-Kyeong Lee and Toshio Kishimoto},
  journal={Japanese journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={55 5},
This study examined the prevalence of atypical pathogens causing community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in Korea. We collected sera and clinical data for a period of 1 year for the adult patients consecutively admitted to Chunchon Sacred Heart Hospital with CAP. The diagnosis was made using serologic methods to detect antibodies for Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Legionella spp., Chlamydia psittaci, and Coxiella burnetii. Among 81 recruited patients, C. pneumoniae (n = 10, 12.3%) was… CONTINUE READING
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