The evaluation possible role of Chlamydophila pneumoniae in exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Trauma Monthly: 13 (1); 59-64 Article Type: Research Article
M, Haji Khani
M, Saman Abadi
M, et al. The evaluation possible role of Chlamydophila pneumoniae in exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),
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Objective:Chlamydophila pneumoniae is one of the common causative agents of respiratory system infections. The present study aims to find out the role of Chlamydophila pneumoniae infection in infectious exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) . Material and Methods: 65 nasopharyngeal swab specimens of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients were studied using fluorescent antibody staining with Chlamydia specific conjugated antibody and with fluorescent microscopes. The patient’s data was analyzing by using SPSS Softwear (version 13). Results: A total number of 65 COPD patients (as defined by the American thoracic society), 53 (81.5%) male and 12 (18.5%) female were included in the study. 46 (70.7%) subjects had COPD in exacerbation period, 19 (29.3%) were stable COPD patients. We found 4 positive cases of Chlamydophila infection (6.15%), 3 of which (2 men and 1 woman) belonged to the exacerbation group and 1 to the stable COPD patients. Conclusion: Data analysis revealed that there wasn’t any significant correlation between Chlamydophila infection and COPD exacerbation. (P= 0.848)
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