Chlamydophila pneumoniae

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Fastidious organism that does not stain with Gram's stain - one of the "atypical pathogens"

Associated syndromes

  • Atypical pneumonia

  • Guillane-Barre Syndrome

  • Meningoencephalitis

  • Reactive arthritis

  • Myocarditis

Additional Information

Diagnosed by serology or by nucleic acid amplification (NAT).

Difficult to culture