Chlamydophila Pneumoniae

Epidemiology

  • aka TWAR Agent
  • Formerly classified as Chlamydia pneumoniae

Etiology

  • Chlamydophila pneumoniae infection

Clinical

  • Wheezing (see Obstructive Lung Disease): 50% of case have bronchospasm/30% are later diagnosed as having asthmatic bronchitis (JAMA, 1991)
  • Cough:
  • Dyspnea:
  • Upper Respiratory Symptoms:
  • Chronic Stable Asthma (see Asthma, [[Asthma]]): Chlamydophila pneumoniae has been found in airways of patients with chronic stable asthma and associated with increased airway inflamation and more severe asthma phenotype

Treatment

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References

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