Chlamydophila pneumonia

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Fastidious organism that does not gram stain - an "atypical"

Associated syndromes

Atypical pneumonia, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, meningoencephalitis, reactive arthritis, myocarditis

Additional Information

Diagnose by serology; a PCR is available

Difficult to culture