We report a 67-year-old male with pneumoniae in which Chlamydia pneumoniae was identified by serologic studies as the causative agent. After initial treatment failure with amoxicillin + clavulanic acid, pneumonia was successfully treated with the administration or oral azithromycin, 500 mg per day, for three days. Azithromycin is a new macrolide which has a long half-life and superior action to erythromcyin. It provides a new and alternative choice in the treatment of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in the future.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the Formosan Medical Association|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
- Chlamydia pneumoniae
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