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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.


    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.