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Volume 21, Number 3—March 2015

Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia spp. Infection in Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Germany, 2011–2012

Roger Dumke, Christiane Schnee, Mathias W. Pletz, Jan Rupp, Enno Jacobs, Konrad Sachse1, Gernot Rohde1Comments to Author , and CAPNETZ Study Group2
Author affiliations: Technical University Dresden Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Dresden, Germany (R. Dumke, E. Jacobs); Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Jena, Germany (C. Schnee, K. Sachse); Jena University Hospital Center for Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Jena (M.W. Pletz); CAPNETZ STIFTUNG, Hannover, Germany (M.W. Pletz, J. Rupp, G. Rohde); University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany (J. Rupp); Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands (G. Rohde)

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Table 4

Results of testing for Chlamydia spp. in 780 respiratory samples from patients with community-acquired pneumonia, Germany, 2011–2012

Species No. (%) positive
C. psittaci 17 (2.2)
C. pneumoniae 11 (1.4)
C. trachomatis 3 (0.4)
C. suis 2 (0.3)
C. abortus 1 (0.1)
Other Chlamydia sp. 1 (0.1)
Simkania negevensis 1 (0.1)
Waddlia chondrophila
1 (0.1)
Total 37* (4.7)

*A total of 31 patients tested positive; 6 were infected with >1 Chlamydia species.

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1Joint senior authors.

2Members of the CAPNETZ Study Group are listed at the end of this article.

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