Simkania negevensis and newly diagnosed asthma: a case-control study in 1- to 6-year-old children.

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BACKGROUND Simkania negevensis is an intracellular bacterium, sharing many characteristics with Chlamydophila and Chlamydia species. S. negevensis infection has been associated with bronchiolitis in infants and with pneumonia and exacerbations of COPD in adults. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate, in a case-control setting, whether S… (More)

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