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Chlamydophila abortus pelvic inflammatory disease

Gernot Walder1Herwig MeusburgerHelmut HotzelAlbrecht OehmeWalter NeunteufelManfred P DierichReinhard Würzner

Emerg Infect Dis. 2003 Dec;9(12):1642-4. doi: 10.3201/eid0912.020566.


We report the first documented case of an extragestational infection with Chlamydophila abortus in humans. The pathogen was identified in a patient with severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) by sequence analysis of the ompA gene. Our findings raise the possibility that Chlamydiaceae other than Chlamydia trachomatis are involved in PID.

Links: PMID: 14720414; PMCID: PMC3034334; DOI: 10.3201/eid0912.020566

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