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chlamydia pneumoniae infection in italian patients.of 91 adult patients with respiratory tract infections, 13 (14%) had serological evidence of recent infection with chlamydia pneumoniae. the clinical picture was consistent with asthmatic bronchitis in three patients, whilst exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were present in five subjects and, pneumonia was diagnosed in the remaining five. our findings provide evidence of an aetiological association between c. pneumoniae and respiratory infections in our region (bari, south i ...19957663485
antibodies to chlamydia pneumoniae in healthy children from bari, south italy.specific igg and igm antibodies to chlamydia pneumoniae were evaluated by microimmunofluorescence test in a group of healthy subjects (age 0-18 years). antibody titers (igg) > or = 1:16 were found in 9.7% of the age group 0-1 years, in 5.3% of the group of 2-3 years and rose to 19% in children of the group 4-6 years. the seroprevalence was 11% and 17.1% in the group 7-12 years and 13-15 years, respectively. in the last group of 16-18 years the seroprevalence was 9.1%. the overall seroprevalence ...19989699210
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