Chlamydia Pneumonia (Part 1)

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Chlamydia Pneumonia Symptoms and Characteristics Background

A member of the Genus Chlamydia, the Species Chlamydia Pneumonia is a gram-negative microparasitic bacterium that will grow and reproduce inside of the host’s cells. One of the first known cases of Chlamydia Pneumonia is from Taiwan in the 1950s and was officially discovered in the 1960s during vaccine studies. Due to typically producing mild symptoms, most cases go undiagnosed and the prevalence of the disease is hard to accurately track however, it only accounts for about 1% of developed pneumonia cases.

Symptoms
Chlamydia Pneumonia is known to cause respiratory tract infections typically causing less severe upper respiratory infections such a to the ears, sinus, and throat infections. These upper respiratory infections can cause symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, nasal running or congestion, fever, sore throat, loss of voice, and coughing that could last for months.
Lower respiratory infections are a less common condition Chlamydia Pneumonia causes conditions such as bronchitis, and atypical pneumonia, and increases the risk of laryngitis. Causing symptoms such as chest pain, confusion, coughing, fatigue, raised or lowered body temperature, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, shortness of breath, sputum production, hoarseness, and sore throat.

Chlamydia Pneumonia testing is offered at Solaris Diagnostics as part of the respiratory panel in which RT-PCR techniques are utilized to detect the presence of viral pathogens. Fast and accurate results are necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment of Chlamydia Pneumonia and at Solaris Diagnostics we provide a turn-around time (TAT) of 24 hours from the time the sample is received in the laboratory.

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