Infections with the chlamydia-like microorganism Simkania negevensis, a possible emerging pathogen

Maureen G. Friedman, Bella Dvoskin, Simona Kahane

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Abstract

Although evidence for the existence of numerous chlamydia-like microorganisms has been discovered in both environmental samples and clinical specimens, very few have been grown in vitro, and little is known of their pathogenic potential. Of all such organisms, Simkania negevensis is probably the most extensively studied. This review summarizes current knowledge about this intracellular bacterium, focusing especially on human infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1013-1021
Number of pages9
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Volume5
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003

Keywords

  • Bacteriology
  • Communicable diseases, emerging
  • Disease transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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