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Is Chlamydia pneumoniae gram negative?
Last Updated: 1st June, 2020
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Likewise, people ask, is chlamydia Gram positive or negative?
Both Chlamydia trachomatis and Chlamydia pneumoniae are Gram-negative (or at least are classified as such, they are difficult to stain, but are more closely related to Gram-negative bacteria), aerobic, intracellular pathogens. They are typically coccoid or rod-shaped and require growing cells to remain viable.
Beside above, can Chlamydia pneumoniae be cured? Chlamydia psittaci infection is treated with tetracycline, bed rest, oxygen supplementation, and codeine-containing cough preparations. Chlamydia pneumoniae infection is treated with erythromycin and is fully cured within two weeks of treatment.
Furthermore, what type of bacteria is Chlamydia pneumoniae?
Chlamydia pneumoniae is a type of bacteria that causes respiratory tract infections, such as pneumonia (lung infection). The bacteria cause illness by damaging the lining of the respiratory tract including the throat, windpipe, and lungs. Some people may become infected and have mild or no symptoms.
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.