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June 1988

Severe Chlamydia trachomatis Pneumonia in a Patient With No Immune Deficiency

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Microbiology, Chlamydia National Center (Dr Samra), and Internal Medicine "D" (Drs Pik, Guidetti-Sharon, and Ben Yaakov), Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Tel-Aviv University, Zerifin, Israel. Dr Samra is now with Beilinson Medical Center, Petah-Tiqva, Israel.

Arch Intern Med. 1988;148(6):1345-1346. doi:10.1001/archinte.1988.00380060109021

• A 40-year-old patient with no immune deficiency was admitted because of severe bilateral pneumonia and pleural effusion. The diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis pneumonia was confirmed by isolation of the pathogen and the appearance of serum antibodies to Chlamydia species.

(Arch Intern Med 1988;148:1345-1346)