A Woman with a Lobar Infiltrate due to Psittacosis Detected by Polymerase Chain Reaction

E.R. Heddema, M. Kraan, W.E.C.M. Buys-Bergen, H.E. Smith, P.M.E. Wertheim-van Dillen

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    Abstract

    This report presents a case of community-acquired pneumonia due to Chlamydia psittaci presenting with a lobar infiltrate and diagnosed by a newly developed ompA gene-based polymerase chain reaction (PCR). This gene encodes a specific C. psittaci major outer membrane protein. This kind of PCR could reduce antibiotic consumption and expedite outbreak management.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)422-423
    JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Volume35
    Issue number6-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

    Keywords

    • community-acquired pneumonia
    • guidelines
    • management
    • diagnosis
    • outbreak
    • adults

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