1992 Volume 66 Issue 6 Pages 729-736
We carried out the bacteriological examination of sputum and bronchoscopy specimens from 31 cases with pneumonia due to C. psittaci.
The results obtained were as follows:
1. The positive culture of sputum and bronchoscopy specimens were 38.7%(12/31).
2. The organisms detected from them were 13 strains of gram-negative bacilli, 2 of gram-positive cocci and one gram-positive bacillus.
3. Significant differences were observed in the white blood cell count between the cases of positive culture and those of normal upper respiratory tract flora (p<0.05).
From the results we conclude that it would be better that we add the proper antimicrobial drugs to chlamydial antibiotics in the treatment of patients with leukocytosis.