Diagnosis of Chlamydia pneumoniae.

  title={Diagnosis of Chlamydia pneumoniae.},
  author={Pekka Saikku},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  volume={4 Suppl 4},
  • Pekka Saikku
  • Published 1998 in
    Clinical microbiology and infection : the…
This paper considers the use of diagnostic techniques for Chlamydia pneumoniae in both acute and chronic infections, together with the detection of upper respiratory tract carriage. It is concluded that such diagnosis is still unsatisfactory, although techniques for acute infection are more reliable than those for chronic conditions. Reliable and inexpensive methods, particularly for the diagnosis of chronic C. pneumoniae infection, are urgently needed, if only because of the recent… CONTINUE READING

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