Introduction: The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has spread all over the world causing a global pandemic and representing a great medical challenge. Nowadays, there is limited knowledge on the rate of co-infections with other respiratory pathogens, with viral co-infection being the most representative agents. Co-infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae has been described both in adults and pediatrics whereas only two cases of Chlamydia pneumoniae have been reported in a large US study so far. Methods: In the present report, we describe a series of seven patients where co-infection with C. pneumoniae (n = 5) or M. pneumoniae (n = 2) and SARS-CoV-2 was detected in a large teaching hospital in Rome. Results and conclusion: An extensive review of the updated literature regarding the co-infection between SARS-CoV-2 and these atypical pathogens is also performed.

Co-infection of SARS-CoV-2 with Chlamydia or Mycoplasma pneumoniae: a case series and review of the literature / Oliva, A.; Siccardi, G.; Migliarini, A.; Cancelli, F.; Carnevalini, M.; D'Andria, M.; Attilia, I.; Danese, V. C.; Cecchetti, V.; Romiti, R.; Ceccarelli, G.; Mastroianni, C. M.; Palange, P.; Venditti, M.. - In: INFECTION. - ISSN 0300-8126. - 48:6(2020), pp. 871-877. [10.1007/s15010-020-01483-8]

Co-infection of SARS-CoV-2 with Chlamydia or Mycoplasma pneumoniae: a case series and review of the literature

Oliva A.;Siccardi G.;Migliarini A.;Cancelli F.;Carnevalini M.;D'Andria M.;Attilia I.;Danese V. C.;Romiti R.;Ceccarelli G.;Mastroianni C. M.;Palange P.;Venditti M.
2020

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Introduction: The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has spread all over the world causing a global pandemic and representing a great medical challenge. Nowadays, there is limited knowledge on the rate of co-infections with other respiratory pathogens, with viral co-infection being the most representative agents. Co-infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae has been described both in adults and pediatrics whereas only two cases of Chlamydia pneumoniae have been reported in a large US study so far. Methods: In the present report, we describe a series of seven patients where co-infection with C. pneumoniae (n = 5) or M. pneumoniae (n = 2) and SARS-CoV-2 was detected in a large teaching hospital in Rome. Results and conclusion: An extensive review of the updated literature regarding the co-infection between SARS-CoV-2 and these atypical pathogens is also performed.
2020
chlamydia pneumoniae; co-infection; COVID-19; mycoplasma pneumoniae; SARS-CoV-2 infection
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Co-infection of SARS-CoV-2 with Chlamydia or Mycoplasma pneumoniae: a case series and review of the literature / Oliva, A.; Siccardi, G.; Migliarini, A.; Cancelli, F.; Carnevalini, M.; D'Andria, M.; Attilia, I.; Danese, V. C.; Cecchetti, V.; Romiti, R.; Ceccarelli, G.; Mastroianni, C. M.; Palange, P.; Venditti, M.. - In: INFECTION. - ISSN 0300-8126. - 48:6(2020), pp. 871-877. [10.1007/s15010-020-01483-8]
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