SFL/SLK/07/29139/1 Date of preparation: January 2007Prescribing information can be found at the end of this presentation and is available upon request
1. Chlamydia pneumoniae is anobligate intracellular gram-negative bacterium that infects humans as arespiratory pathogen.2. It is a major cause of pneumonia, and may causeacute and chronic respiratory tract illness.3. Recently, C. pneumonia infection has emerged as oneof the important factors in thepathogenesis of asthmawhere it has been reported to be associated with somesymptoms of chronic asthma.