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Recovery of Chlamydia pneumoniae, in six patients with otitis media with effusion

  • Hiroshi Ogawa* (a1), Kazuhiro Hashiguchi (a1) and Yukumasa Kazuyama (a2)


Six cases of otitis media with effusion associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae, a currently recognized respiratory tract pathogen, are presented. The organism was isolated from the middle ear fluids and serological evidence confirmed it as the infectious agent. The study population is small; however, these reports suggest C. pneumoniae as a causative agent of middle ear diseases.


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Hiroshi Ogawa, M.D., Division of Otorhinolaryngology, The Kitasato Institute Hospital, Shirokane 5-9-1, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108, Japan.


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Recovery of Chlamydia pneumoniae, in six patients with otitis media with effusion

  • Hiroshi Ogawa* (a1), Kazuhiro Hashiguchi (a1) and Yukumasa Kazuyama (a2)


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