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Chlamydia pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia: comparison of clinical, epidemiological characteristics and laboratory profiles

Puljiz, Ivan and Kuzman, Ilija and Đaković-Rode, Oktavija and Schonwald, N. and Miše, Branko (2006) Chlamydia pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia: comparison of clinical, epidemiological characteristics and laboratory profiles. Epidemiology and Infection, 134 (3). pp. 548-555. ISSN 0950-2688 (Print) 1469-4409 (Electronic)

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    English abstract

    The purpose of our retrospective 3-year study was to analyse and compare clinical and epidemiological characteristics in hospitalized patients older than 6 years with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) caused by Chlamydia pneumoniae (87 patients) and Mycoplasma pneumoniae (147 patients). C. pneumoniae and M. pneumoniae infection was confirmed by serology. C. pneumoniae patients were older (42.12 vs. 24.64 years), and were less likely to have a cough, rhinitis, and hoarseness (P<0.001). C. pneumoniae patients had higher levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) than M. pneumoniae patients (P<0.001). Pleural effusion was recorded more frequently in patients with M. pneumoniae (8.84 vs. 3.37%). There were no characteristic epidemiological and clinical findings that would distinguish CAP caused by M. pneumoniae from C. pneumoniae. However, some factors are indicative for C. pneumoniae such as older age, lack of cough, rhinitis, hoarseness, and higher value of CRP, and AST.

    Item Type: Article
    MeSH: Chlamydophila pneumoniae ; Community-Acquired Infections - blood - diagnosis - epidemiology ; Pneumonia, Bacterial - blood - diagnosis - epidemiology ; Pneumonia, Mycoplasma - blood - diagnosis - epidemiology ; Adult ; Aged ; Female ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Retrospective Studies
    Divisions: Katedra za infektologiju
    Depositing User: Lea Škorić
    Status: Published
    Creators:
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    Puljiz, Ivan
    Kuzman, Ilija
    Đaković-Rode, Oktavija
    Schonwald, N.
    Miše, Branko
    Date: June 2006
    Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2007
    Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 18:10
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      URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/244

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