Chlamydophila pneumoniae

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

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

Agent of atypical, community-acquired pneumonia that results in relatively mild symptoms; non-productive cough and sore throat are common.

Agent of atypical, community-acquired pneumonia that results in relatively mild symptoms; non-productive cough and sore throat are common.

Diagnosis often made using molecular or serological testing given difficulty in culturing this organism.