Chlamydophila Species - Chlamydia pneumoniae Infection
Chlamydophila is a genus of bacteria in the Chlamydiaceae family that causes atypical pneumonias, which may become life threatening. According to the CDC, the varied clinical presentation and lack of standardization for diagnostic methods available present unique challenges for accurately identifying C. pneumoniae cases and appropriately treating patients. Diagnostic laboratory tests include culture, serology, and molecular methods.
Last Update: June 2019