Parachlamydiaceae: potential emerging pathogens

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serval:BIB_BD6FBE03DCDD
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.
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Publications
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Title
Parachlamydiaceae: potential emerging pathogens
Journal
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Author(s)
Greub  G., Raoult  D.
ISSN
1080-6040 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
06/2002
Volume
8
Number
6
Pages
625-30
Notes
Journal Article
Review --- Old month value: Jun
Abstract
Parachlamydiaceae, which naturally infect amoebae, form a sister taxon to the Chlamydiaceae on the basis of the Chlamydia-like cycle of replication and 80% to 90% homology of ribosomal RNA genes. Because intra-amoebal growth could increase the virulence of some intracellular bacteria, Parachlamydiaceae may be pathogenic. Arguments supporting a pathogenic role are that Chlamydia pneumoniae, a well-recognized agent of pneumonia, was shown to infect free-living amoebae and that another member of the Chlamydiales, Simkania negevensis, which has 88% homology with Parachlamydia acanthamoebae, has caused pneumonia in adults and acute bronchiolitis in infants. The recent identification of a 16S rRNA gene sequence of a Parachlamydiaceae from bronchoalveolar lavage is additional evidence supporting potential for pathogenicity.
Keywords
Acanthamoeba/microbiology/ultrastructure Animals Chlamydiales/*growth & development/pathogenicity/ultrastructure Community-Acquired Infections/*microbiology Humans Phylogeny Water Microbiology *Water Supply
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Web of science
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