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Chlamydia pneumoniae Infection

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Chlamydia pneumoniae is a type of bacteria that can cause lung infections, such as pneumonia. C. pneumoniae is one of the causes of community-acquired pneumonia (lung infections developed outside of a hospital). However, not everyone who is exposed to C. pneumoniae develops pneumonia.

How Do You Say That?

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

  • Bronchitis — brahn-KITE-uss
  • Chlamydia — klah-MID-e-a
  • Pneumonia — noo-MOAN-yah
  • Pneumoniae — noo-MOAN-e-a
  • Tracheobronchitis — TRAY-key-o-brahn-KITE-uss