Chlamydia Pneumoniae Complete Facts
Chlamydia pneumoniae is a kind of chlamydia infection that attack lung area. When the infection attack, the lining of the respiratory tracts such as throat, lung, and windpipe will be damage. This disease is spreading from one person to another when the sick patient gets a cough or sneeze. The person close to them will absorb the bacteria when they breathe. Even shaking hand with an infected person is also carry the risk of getting infected too especially if the infected person touches their nose or mouth.
Chlamydia pneumonia incubation period
It has a long incubation period. Incubation period itself means the time when the first time when a person gets the bacteria from an ill person and then develop the symptom. Usually, the symptom of this disease will appear around 3 up to 4 weeks after the exposure. All people carry the same risk of getting infected. Usually, the first-time infection will attack school-aged children or young adult while reinfection will happen into an older adult.
Places with crowded people such as dormitories, military barrack, hospital, nursing home and prison is a high-risk place of chlamydia pneumonia spreading. Usually, the symptoms will be included low-grade fever, runny or stuffy nose, fatigue,
loss of voice, headache, sore throat and slowly worsening cough. Not only that, this type of chlamydia infection may also causing lower respiratory infection problem such as lung infection and bronchitis.
Chlamydia pneumonia diagnosis
The very first step before taking any further treatment is by taking the test to get a diagnosis. You can choose whether you want to do a blood test or laboratory test that involves taking a sample of sputum or swab the nose or throat. When the sample is successfully taken then you will just need to wait for the result. Based on the result, you can start to consult to find the most appropriate treatment with your doctor.
Chlamydia pneumonia treatment
Same as other chlamydia infection, this type of chlamydia infection is also used antibiotic medication. However, some complication may also happen. When you get pneumonia, swelling of the heart, swelling in the brain and chronic infection then you will need to get more treatment in the hospital. Of course, you will need to take suggestion or discussion with your doctor to choose the best alternative for your chlamydia pneumonia.