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Microbes Infect. 2003 Sep;5(11):1013-21.

Infections with the chlamydia-like microorganism Simkania negevensis, a possible emerging pathogen.

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Department of Virology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, P.O. Box 653, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel. maureen@bgumail.bgu.ac.il

Abstract

Although evidence for the existence of numerous chlamydia-like microorganisms has been discovered in both environmental samples and clinical specimens, very few have been grown in vitro, and little is known of their pathogenic potential. Of all such organisms, Simkania negevensis is probably the most extensively studied. This review summarizes current knowledge about this intracellular bacterium, focusing especially on human infections.

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12941393
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