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[Chlamydia Pneumoniae: a new respiratory disease]

MARTON Anna 1, FÓRIS Katalin2, SZALKA András3, KÁROLYI Alice4

OCTOBER 30, 1991

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1991;1(16)

[Current knowledge of Chlamydia pneumoniae, a newly recognized Chlamydia species that causes acute respiratory infection is summarized. Microbiology, classification and the laboratory diagnosis of the organism are discussed. Serological studies in Hungary suggest that almost everyone is infected during lifetime and reinfection is common as well. The organism appears to spread from human to human. Tetracyclin or erythromycin is recommended for the treatment of the Chlamydia pneumoniae infection. ]

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  1. főorvos Heim Pál Gyermekkórház Központi Laboratórium Budapest
  2. segédorvos Heim Pál Gyermekkórház Központi Laboratórium Budapest
  3. főorvos Fővárosi Szent László Kórház VI. Belgyógyászati Osztály
  4. főorvos Országos Korányi TBC és Pulmonológiai Intézet III. Tüdőbelgyógyászat

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