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Chlamydia pneumonia mimicking miliary tuberculosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19755900     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chlamydia trachomatis is a common cause of subacute, afebrile pneumonia with onset from 1 to 3 months of age. On physical examination, crepitant inspiratory rales are commonly heard. Infiltration is usually bilateral and interstitial; reticulonodular pattern and atelectasis have also been described, which distinct the disease from miliary tuberculosis. We report an infant who had a disseminated miliary pattern in the chest radiograph and computed tomographic scan of the thorax that was diagnosed as Chlamydia pneumonia with serologic investigations. We emphasized that Chlamydia trachomatis can cause a miliary reticulonodular pattern in radiological examinations of infants who were admitted with respiratory symptoms. We suggest that pneumonia due to C. trachomatis should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of infants examined because of a diffuse miliary pattern.
Secil Arslansoyu Camlar; Arzu Babayigit; Duygu Olmez; Murat Duman; Balahan Makay; Ozden Anal; Nevin Uzuner; Handan Cakmakci
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric emergency care     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1535-1815     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-16     Completed Date:  2010-01-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507560     Medline TA:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  597-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Dokuz Eylul University Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Antibodies, Bacterial / analysis*
Chlamydia Infections / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Chlamydia trachomatis / immunology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Diagnostic Errors
Erythromycin / therapeutic use
Pneumonia, Bacterial / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / diagnosis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Antibodies, Bacterial; 114-07-8/Erythromycin

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