Over Chlamydia pneumoniae

Chlamydophila pneumoniae is a species of Chlamydophila, an obligate intracellular bacterium that infects humans and is a major cause of pneumonia. It was known as the Taiwan acute respiratory agent (TWAR) from the names of the two original isolates – Taiwan (TW-183) and an acute respiratory isolate designated AR-39. Until recently, it was known as Chlamydia pneumoniae, and that name is used as an alternate in some sources. In some cases, to avoid confusion, both names are given. This atypical bacterium commonly causes pharyngitis, bronchitis, coronary artery disease and atypical pneumonia in addition to several other possible diseases including atherosclerosis. Also, the bacteria would play an important role in the exacerbation of asthma. It is found in nearly 60 % of asthmatic children between the ages of 5 and 15 years, and there is a direct link between the importance of the immune response against Chlamydia and the frequency of seizures.

Onze Testen Chlamydia pneumoniae


Chlamydia pneumoniae Elispot
(2x ACD/CPDA tube)

IFT, ELISA, Immunoblot

Chlamydia pneumoniae-IgA en Chlamydia pneumoniae-IgG-antilichamen
(1x Serum/SST tube)


Chlamydia pneumoniae-PCR in bloed
(2x EDTA tube of sputum, faryngeale secretie)


Chlamydophila pneumoniae (gramnegatieve intracellulair)

Vector / transmissie:

via de lucht overdraagbare infectie, mens tot mens, teken (niet bewezen; mogelijkerwijs gereactiveerd ziekte van Lyme)


paarden, koala's, kikkers zijn besmet


hoesten, lichte keelpijn, heesheid, sinusitis, atypische longontsteking, meningoencephalitis, bronchiolitis obliterans, myocarditis, Guillain-Barre-Syndrom

na infectie (4-6 weken):

artritis (reactief, ongedifferentieerd), tendovaginitis


bv Morbus Alzheimer, multiple sclerose, Depressies, fibromyalgie, chronisch vermoeidheidssyndroom (CVS), hartaanvallen, acute ischemische beroerte (AIS), aderverkalking, Autisme, Parkinson, reumatoïde artritis, astma


immuunsysteemsuppresie (kinderen, ouderen)