Simkania negevensis: Is it a real respiratory pathogen?

Kose, Mehmet and Ekinci, Duygu and Gokahmetoglu, Selma and Elmas, Tuba and Öztürk, Mustafa Kürşad (2015) Simkania negevensis: Is it a real respiratory pathogen? Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica, 62 (2). pp. 161-166. ISSN 1217-8950


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Simkania negevensis, a recently discovered Chlamydia-like organism, has been associated with respiratory infections such as pneumonia, bronchiolitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in children and adults. The aim of the present study was to evaluate S. negevensis in the etiology of pediatric community-acquired pneumonia, bronchiolitis and asthma exacerbation in our region. Overall, 102 patients and 46 healthy controls were included in the study. S. negevensis was investigated by real time PCR (Primer Design, UK) in nasopharyngeal swab samples. It failed to be detected in either the study or control group. In conclusion, our results suggest that S. negevensis is not an important respiratory pathogen in our region.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QR Microbiology / mikrobiológia
Depositing User: Ágnes Sallai
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2016 11:38
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016 23:15

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