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Scand J Infect Dis. 1994;26(2):179-87.

Chlamydia pneumoniae (TWAR): a common agent in acute bronchitis.

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Department of Family Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.


Patients seeking medical attention for respiratory infections were investigated with serology and culture for Chlamydia pneumoniae to investigate the prevalence of C. pneumoniae in a specific geographical area and its association with respiratory disease. Evidence for C. pneumoniae infection was found in approximately 25% of cases. 71% of patients with C. pneumoniae had symptoms from the lower respiratory tract as compared to 29% of the others. We conclude that C. pneumoniae can be a major cause of acute bronchitis.

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