Chlamydia psittaci: a relevant cause of community-acquired pneumonia in two Dutch hospitals.

@article{Spoorenberg2016ChlamydiaPA,
  title={Chlamydia psittaci: a relevant cause of community-acquired pneumonia in two Dutch hospitals.},
  author={Simone M C Spoorenberg and Willem Jan W. Bos and Erik J. van Hannen and Frederika Dijkstra and Edou R. Heddema and Heleen van Velzen-Blad and Rik Heijligenberg and Jan C. Grutters and Bartelt M de Jongh},
  journal={The Netherlands journal of medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={75-81}
}
BACKGROUND Of all hospitalised community-acquired pneumonias (CAPs) only a few are known to be caused by Chlamydia psittaci. Most likely the reported incidence, ranging from of 0% to 2.1%, is an underestimation of the real incidence, since detection of psittacosis is frequently not incorporated in the routine microbiological diagnostics in CAP or serological methods are used. METHODS C. psittaci real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was routinely performed on the sputum of 147 patients… CONTINUE READING