Atypical pneumonia may present with bronchitis, pharyngitis and productive cough. Atypical pneumonia mostly is caused by chlamydophila pneumonia, legionella pneumophila and mycoplasma pneumonia.
Chlamydophila pneumonia is detected by serology analysis. Chalmydophila pneumonia is a gram negative bacteria. Chlamydophila cell wall is lacking of the peptidoglycan component. Chlamydophila pneumonia consists of reticulate bodies which are the metabolic intracellular active form while elementary body which is the extracellular infectious form. Chlamydophila is also known as obligate intracellular bacteria.
Chlamydophila pneumonia is transmitted via respiratory droplets. The common medication needed to treat chlamydophila pneumonia causing atypical pneumonia may include erythromycin and tetracycline.
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