Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Jan;14(1):168-72. doi: 10.3201/eid1401.070980.

Protochlamydia naegleriophila as etiologic agent of pneumonia.

Author information

1
Center for Research on Intracellular Bacteria, Institute of Microbiology, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Abstract

Using ameba coculture, we grew a Naegleria endosymbiont. Phenotypic, genetic, and phylogenetic analyses supported its affiliation as Protochlamydia naegleriophila sp. nov. We then developed a specific diagnostic PCR for Protochlamydia spp. When applied to bronchoalveolar lavages, results of this PCR were positive for 1 patient with pneumonia. Further studies are needed to assess the role of Protochlamydia spp. in pneumonia.

PMID:
18258101
PMCID:
PMC2600176
DOI:
10.3201/eid1401.070980
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for CDC-NCEZID Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center