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Mycoplasmal, Rickettsial, and Chlamydial Infections

  • John A. Blackmon

Abstract

Several organisms other than viruses cause pneumonias that are characterized to some degree by interstitial cellular reactions. These are the rickettsiae, chlamydiae, and mycoplasmas. Although differing greatly in severity, these diseases share some clinical and pathologic features. Since these organisms are difficult to culture, the diagnosis is most often established by immunologic methods. These methods include both serologic assays and direct immunofluorescent or immunoperoxidase studies on tissues.

Keywords

Chlamydia Trachomatis Alveolar Epithelial Cell Chlamydial Infection Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Viral Pneumonia 
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