Serological diagnosis of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection: limitations and perspectives.

  title={Serological diagnosis of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection: limitations and perspectives.},
  author={Enrique Villegas and Antonio Sorl{\'o}zano and Jose Gutierrez},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  volume={59 Pt 11},
Chlamydia pneumoniae is an obligate intracellular human pathogen responsible for a wide range of acute and chronic human diseases, including pneumonia and other respiratory diseases. Serological methods for the diagnosis of C. pneumoniae infection vary widely, and several authors have reported significant inter- and intra-laboratory variability in diagnostic methods and criteria. Over the past 10 years, numerous studies have focused on the identification of specific antigens for application in… CONTINUE READING
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