Chlamydia pneumoniae Infection

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Chlamydia pneumoniae is a type of bacteria that can cause respiratory tract infections, such as pneumonia. C. pneumoniae is one cause of community-acquired pneumonia or lung infections developed outside of a healthcare setting. However, not everyone exposed to C. pneumoniae will develop pneumonia.

How do you say that?

Find pronunciation guides below for common words associated with C. pneumoniae.

  • Chlamydia — klah-MID-e-a
  • Pneumonia — noo-MOAN-yah
  • Pneumoniae — noo-MOAN-e-a
  • Tracheobronchitis — TRAY-key-o-brahn-KITE-uss
Page last reviewed: November 15, 2021