Mixed infections with porcine Chlamydia trachomatis/pecorum and infections with ruminant Chlamydia psittaci serovar 1 associated with abortions in swine.

@article{Schiller1997MixedIW,
  title={Mixed infections with porcine Chlamydia trachomatis/pecorum and infections with ruminant Chlamydia psittaci serovar 1 associated with abortions in swine.},
  author={Irene Schiller and Robert Koesters and Roseline Weilenmann and Ruedi Thoma and Bernhard Kaltenboeck and Ph. Heitz and Andreas Pospischil},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={58 2-4},
  pages={251-60}
}
In a previous immunohistological study, chlamydiae were detected in 5 out of 139 cases of swine abortion, and a possible implication of C. psittaci serovar 1 was suggested. The present study sought to classify the chlamydiae found in the fetal organs of these abortions. DNA extracted from 15 paraffin-embedded tissue specimens (10 livers and 5 lungs, obtained from 10 fetuses from 9 cases of abortion) was amplified in a nested PCR with Chlamydia omp1 genus-specific primers. Chlamydia DNA was… CONTINUE READING

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