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  1. Prevalence of Chlamydia pneumoniae antibodies in patients with acute respiratory infections in Israel.

    Article - En anglais

    Aims-To evaluate the prevalence of antibodies to Chlamydia pneumoniae (TWAR) in relation to other aetiological agents of acute respiratory infections in Israeli patients.

    Method-Serum samples from 604 patients (183 children and 421 adults) were collected over three years.

    Antibodies to C pneumoniae, C trachomatis, and Legionella sp were evaluated using the microimmunofluorescence (MIF) assay.

    Antibodies to Mycoplasma pneumoniae were detected using the Serodia Myco II test.

    Results

    Antibodies to TWAR were detected in 319 (51.3%) sera.

    Twenty one patients had MIF results indicative of recent infection.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Voie respiratoire, Poumon, Homme, Exploration immunologique, Immunité humorale, Anticorps, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Chlamydiaceae, Chlamydiales, Bactérie, Séropositivité, Prévalence, Etude statistique, Israël, Asie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Epidémiologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Respiratory tract, Lung, Human, Immunological investigation, Humoral immunity, Antibody, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Chlamydiaceae, Chlamydiales, Bacteria, Seropositivity, Prevalence, Statistical study, Israel, Asia, Respiratory disease, Epidemiology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0350595

    Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 199406.