Underdiagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis and Chlamydia psittaci revealed by introduction of respiratory multiplex PCR assay with Chlamydiaceae family primers

Vinita Rane, Kong Khailin, Jackie Williams, Michelle Francis, Despina Kotsanas, Tony M. Korman, Maryza Graham

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We describe unanticipated detection of respiratory infection with Chlamydia trachomatis and Chlamydia psittaci after introduction of respiratory multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay that includes Chlamydiaceae family primers. We detected cases of pediatric C. trachomatis and of adult C. psittaci infection in patients with previously unrecognized risk factors. Directed testing for C. trachomatis and C. psittaci based on clinical features and risk factors alone is likely to miss the majority of infected cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-166
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018


  • Adult
  • Chlamydia
  • Pediatric
  • Respiratory multiplex
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

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