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Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia with Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Due to Primary Infection with <i>Chlamydia pneumoniae</i> in a Previously Healthy Adult

Evangelos Balis, Anastasios Boufas, Irineos Iliopoulos, Nicholaos J. Legakis and Loukia Zerva

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 36, issue 12, pages e155-e157
Published in print June 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/375063
Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia with Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Due to Primary Infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae in a Previously Healthy Adult

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Community-acquired pneumonia due to Chlamydia pneumoniae is associated with a benign clinical course. Severe, life-threatening pneumonia is rare and occurs only in immunocompromised hosts. We report a case of severe pneumonia complicated by acute hypoxemic respiratory failure due to primary infection with C. pneumoniae in a previously healthy 46-year-old woman.

Journal Article.  1787 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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