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Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2000 Apr;19(4):305-8.

Isolation and continuous growth of Chlamydia pneumoniae from arterectomy specimens.

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Department of Clinical Microbiology, Hygiene Institute, University of Vienna, Austria. Petra.Apfalter@akh-wien.ac.at

Abstract

For the purpose of collecting Chlamydia pneumoniae strains of vascular origin that could be grown continuously in vitro, a cell culture system has been established. Using different types of vascular specimens obtained from 38 patients, Chlamydia pneumoniae could be isolated in three (7.9%) cases. The strains were obtained from specimens of the carotid artery, the femoral artery and an infrarenal aneurysm of the abdominal aorta of three male atherosclerosis patients. Thus, viable Chlamydia pneumoniae strains are also present in vascular regions other than those hitherto described.

PMID:
10834822
DOI:
10.1007/s100960050481
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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