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A pilot study of chlamydia trachomatis pneumonia in infants.
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PMID:  17642730     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Chlamydia trachomatis is currently recognized as one of the most common sexually transmitted pathogen and a major cause of perinatally acquired infection. Vertical transmission of infection from mother to the infant may result in the development of conjunctivitis and pneumonia. The study was conducted with the aim of determining the prevalence of C. trachomatis pneumonia and to identify its clinical manifestations. Nasopharyngeal aspirates were collected from 50 infants (4-24 weeks of age) with pneumonia. C. trachomatis was detected in nasopharyngeal aspirates by direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) staining. Using DFA, C. trachomatis was found in 12.5% of infants. C. trachomatis pneumonia was associated with the age group of 4-12 weeks, cough of more than 7 days duration, presence of conjunctivitis, milder grade of pneumonia and absence of fever. The study showed a high prevalence of C. trachomatis pneumonia in infants.
R Chawla; P Bhalla; H Ps Sachdev
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of medical microbiology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0255-0857     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Med Microbiol     Publication Date:    2004 Jul-Sep
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Created Date:  2007-07-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8700903     Medline TA:  Indian J Med Microbiol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi - 110 002, India.
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