Chlamydia Pneumoniae Infection

Description

A flood of data indicate the importance and the relevance in both respiratory and extrapulmonary disease of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection today. Antibody prevalence rates in Western countries reach 50% in the adult population and remain high in old age suggesting a high rate of reinfection. Chlamydia pneumoniae can cause upper respiratory tract infections, like pharyngitis and sinusitis as well as bronchitis and more than 10% of community-acquired pneumonia. Recent data suggest a possible association of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection with wheezing and adult-onset asthma. However, the most intriguing hypothesis pertains the possible association between Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and atherosclerosis.

Details

Author(s)
Luigi Allegra, Francesco Blasi
Format
Paperback | 90 pages
Dimensions
155 x 235 x 5.33mm | 205g
Publication date
08 Aug 1995
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Imprint
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
Publication City/Country
Berlin, Germany
Language
English
Edition Statement
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1995
Illustrations note
VIII, 90 p.
ISBN10
354075007X
ISBN13
9783540750079