Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Naoyuki Miyashita, Akira Matsumoto
    Pages 11-28
  3. Gunna Christiansen, Brian Vandahl, Svend Birkelund
    Pages 29-43
  4. Francesco Blasi, Roberto Cosentini, Paolo Tarsia, Luigi Allegra
    Pages 57-64
  5. Yoshimasa Yamamoto
    Pages 65-80
  6. Martin E. Rottenberg, Antonio Gigliotti Rothfuchs, Hans Wigzell
    Pages 99-112
  7. Scot P. Ouellette, Robert J. Belland, Jens Gieffers, Gerald I. Byrne
    Pages 135-151
  8. Håkan G. Gnarpe, Judy A. Gnarpe
    Pages 187-197
  9. Charles W. Stratton, Subramaniam Sriram
    Pages 199-210
  10. Brian J. Balin, Christine J. Hammond, C. Scott Little, Angela MacIntyre, Denah M. Appelt
    Pages 211-226
  11. Judith A. Whittum-Hudson, H. Ralph Schumacher, Alan P. Hudson
    Pages 227-238
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 275-286

About this book


Chlamydia pneumoniae is a bacteria that is most commonly known for causing colds and pneumonia. However, researchers have recently found a link between C. pneumoniae and atherosclerosis, a clogging of the arteries that causes heart attack and stroke. In addition, ongoing research is showing that certain strains may play a role in asthma, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and arthritis.

This volume, part of the Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis series, is a complete portrait of C. pneumoniae and what is currently known about it.


antibiotics asthma bacteria infection infections infectious morphology

Editors and affiliations

  • Herman Friedman
    • 1
  • Yoshimasa Yamamoto
    • 2
  • Mauro Bendinelli
    • 3
  1. 1.University of South Florida College of MedicineTampa
  2. 2.Osaka UniversityOsakaJapan
  3. 3.University of PisaPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-48487-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-48741-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1075-1289
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