Emerging role of Chlamydia and Chlamydia-like organisms in adverse pregnancy outcomes.

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serval:BIB_2C509EC6B3AD
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Emerging role of Chlamydia and Chlamydia-like organisms in adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Journal
Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
Author(s)
Baud D., Regan L., Greub G.
ISSN
0951-7375
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2008
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
21
Number
1
Pages
70-76
Language
english
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Abstract
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: This review considers the roles of Chlamydia spp. and newly identified Chlamydia-like organisms in miscarriage, stillbirths and preterm labour in both animals and humans. RECENT FINDINGS: The cause of miscarriage, stillbirth and preterm labour often remains unexplained. Intracellular bacteria that grow either poorly or not at all on media used routinely to detect human pathogens could be the aetiological agents of these obstetrical conditions. There is growing evidence that Chlamydia trachomatis, Chlamydophila abortus, Chlamydophila psittaci and Chlamydophila pneumoniae infections may result in adverse pregnancy outcomes in humans and/or animals. Waddlia, a Chlamydia-like organism first isolated from an aborted bovine, has emerged as an agent of abortion in cattle. Recently, Waddlia was also implicated in human foetal death. Moreover, Parachlamydia acanthamoebae is also abortigenic in ruminants. Whether additional novel Chlamydia-like organisms, such as Protochlamydia amoebophila, Neochlamydia hartmanellae, Criblamydia sequanensis, Rhabdochlamydia crassificans and Simkania negevensis, are involved in foetal loss or premature delivery remains to be determined. SUMMARY: This review provides an update on the consequences of chlamydial infection during pregnancy and summarizes current evidence suggesting that some Chlamydia-related organisms are probably emerging obstetrical pathogens.
Keywords
Abortion, Spontaneous, Animals, Cattle, Chlamydiaceae Infections, Chlamydiales, Female, Humans, Obstetric Labor, Premature, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Infectious, Stillbirth
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