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2020 Apr 20


Metagenomic next-generation sequencing in the diagnosis of severe pneumonias caused by Chlamydia psittaci.


Chen X, Cao K, Wei Y, Qian Y, Liang J, Dong D, Tang J, Zhu Z, Gu Q, Yu W
Infection. 2020 Apr 20.
PMID: 32314307.


Chlamydia psittaci infection in humans can lead to serious clinical manifestations, including severe pneumonia, adult respiratory distress syndrome, and, rarely, death. Implementation of metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS) gives a promising new tool for diagnosis. The clinical spectrum of severe psittacosis pneumonia is described to provide physicians with a better understanding and to highlight the rarity and severity of severe psittacosis pneumonia.