Neurological complications of Chlamydial infections: Case report and review

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Abstract

We describe a patient with Chlamydia pneumoniae infection who presented with cerebellar dysfunction, followed by respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation. C. pneumoniae is an important respiratory pathogen, and other clinical manifestations, including neurological syndromes, are being increasingly recognized. Meningoencephalitis and other neurological complications have also been described in patients with infections due to Chlamydia psittaci and Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydial infections should be included in the differential diagnosis of neurological syndromes, including cerebellar dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)847-851
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume25
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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