Cultivation and laboratory maintenance of Chlamydia pneumoniae.

  title={Cultivation and laboratory maintenance of Chlamydia pneumoniae.},
  author={Lee Ann Campbell and Cho-chou Kuo},
  journal={Current protocols in microbiology},
  volume={Chapter 11},
Chlamydiae are Gram-negative obligate intracellular parasites. Chlamydia pneumoniae is a human respiratory pathogen that causes pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, and pharyngitis. C. pneumoniae has also been associated with cardiovascular disease. C. pneumoniae can only be grown in cell culture and is more difficult to isolate from specimens than Chlamydia trachomatis. Commonly used cell lines for isolation of C. trachomatis are not sensitive for C. pneumoniae. The most sensitive cell lines for… CONTINUE READING