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How do you test for chlamydia pneumoniae?
Last Updated: 20th April, 2020
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Moreover, what is the treatment for Chlamydia pneumoniae?
Illness caused by Chlamydia pneumoniae is usually self-limiting and patients may not seek care. Clinicians can treat the disease on a case-by-case basis with: Macrolides (azithromycin) — first-line therapy. Tetracyclines (tetracycline and doxycycline)
Similarly, how do you get Chlamydia pneumoniae? People spread C. pneumoniae by coughing or sneezing, which creates small respiratory droplets that contain the bacteria. Other people then breathe in the bacteria. People can also get sick if they touch something with droplets from a sick person on it and then touch their mouth or nose.
how common is chlamydia pneumoniae?
Chlamydia pneumoniae is type of bacteria – it causes lung infections, including pneumonia. It's a very common infection, affecting about 50% of people by age 20 and 70-80% at age 60-70.
What are the symptoms of Chlamydia pneumoniae?
In general, Chlamydia pneumoniae infection is a mild illness that most commonly causes an upper respiratory tract infection.
Common symptoms include:
- Runny or stuffy nose.
- Fatigue (feeling tired)
- Low-grade fever.
- Hoarseness or loss of voice.
- Sore throat.
- Slowly worsening cough that can last for weeks or months.