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How to differentiate between Chlamydia trachomatis pneumonia and Chlamydia pneumoniae? What's the differences?

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I would say mainly by the age of the person.

C.trachomatis is associated with pneumonia in newborns as they pass through the birth canal that makes logic as c.trachomatis is infecting the genital tracts in both men and women.

C.Pneumoniae is the causative agent of the common atypical infection that we see in youth and early adulthood.

both are treated the same.
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+ if they mention conjunctivits and staccato cough go for C.Trachomatis
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