Molecular evidence for the absence of an association between Simkania negevensis and respiratory diseases.

Abstract

Simkania negevensis has been implicated in respiratory diseases. This study aimed to unveil the aetiological role of this bacterium in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and bronchitis in Jordanian adults. Nasopharyngeal samples were collected from 98 CAP or bronchitis patients and 96 control individuals, and tested for Simkania nucleic acids using a PCR… (More)
DOI: 10.1099/jmm.0.000564

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