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Annu Rev Med. 1992;43:317-23.

Chlamydia pneumoniae, strain TWAR pneumonia.

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Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle 98195.


Chlamydia pneumoniae, strain TWAR is a newly recognized third species of Chlamydia. It is an important cause of pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, and other acute respiratory infections. It is a human pathogen transmitted by the respiratory route. Successful antibiotic treatment with tetracycline or erythromycin requires high dosage and a prolonged course.

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