Chlamydia pneumonia

Last revised by Dr David Luong on 07 Feb 2022

Chlamydia pneumonia is a form of atypical pneumonia

Pathology

It is caused by the organism Chlamydophila pneumoniae (a species of Chlamydophila) which is an obligate intracellular bacterium that infects humans.

Radiographic features

CT chest

Non-specific with overlap of features with pneumonias from other organisms. Can have a wide spectrum of findings inclusive of

Many have bilateral lung involvement.

See also

 

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Cases and figures

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