Prevalence of Chlamydia pneumoniae specific antibodies in different clinical situations and healthy subjects in Izmir, Turkey

@article{Gencay1998PrevalenceOC,
  title={Prevalence of Chlamydia pneumoniae specific antibodies in different clinical situations and healthy subjects in Izmir, Turkey},
  author={Mesut Gencay and Didem Dereli and Ekin Ertem and Demir Serter and Mirja Puolakkainen and Pekka Saikku and the Study Group Bahar Boydak and Sevket Dereli and Beril {\"O}zbakkaloglu and Arzu Yorgancioglu and Ece Tez},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={14},
  pages={505-509}
}
Serological markers for Chlamydia pneumoniae were investigated by using the microimmunofluorescence (MIF) test in various age and patient groups in a specific area in Turkey. IgG seropositivity to C. pneumoniae was 64.3% and 18.7% in healthy adults and children, respectively. The highest positivity rate (77%) was in the 15–19 age group. Among the groups investigated, serological findings revealed a possible etiological association between C. pneumoniae and the clinical condition in the groups… CONTINUE READING

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