Journal article

EXPERIMENTAL-INFECTION WITH CHLAMYDIA-PNEUMONIAE IN NONHUMAN-PRIMATES

SM HOLLAND, HR TAYLOR, CA GAYDOS, EW KAPPUS, TC QUINN

Infection and Immunity | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 1990

Abstract

To serially examine the immunopathogenesis and histopathology of infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae, we inoculated two cynomolgus monkeys in the conjunctival sac, nose, and nasopharynx with C. pneumoniae TWAR. After inoculation, C. pneumoniae was isolated from the inoculation sites and the rectums of both monkeys for a period of 5 weeks. After a second inoculation, C. pneumoniae was recovered from the inoculation sites and the rectums of both monkeys for 20 weeks. A third inoculation with C. pneumoniae caused very little productive infection at any site. Prior C. pneumoniae infection did not prevent subsequent C. trachomatis serovar E (Bour strain) infection. Clinical and histopathologic oc..

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