Serologic markers for Chlamydia pneumoniae in asthma / 40

Hahn DL, Peeling RW, Dillon E, et al
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2000; 84:227-233***

An example of an epidemiological association study of the association of C. pneumoniae antibodies with the “infectious asthma” syndrome (called AAWI in this study). An interesting sidelight was the association with acute bronchitis (see Reference #46), Evaluation and management of acute bronchitis). This is the first report of an association with heat shock protein 60 (hsp60), an important chlamydial antigen. More on hsp60 in Reference #45

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