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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2018|
- Respiratory multiplex
- Sexually transmitted diseases