Experts and Doctors on chlamydia infections in Switzerland


Locale: Switzerland
Topic: chlamydia infections

Top Publications

  1. Haller D, Steiner A, Sebo P, Gaspoz J, Wolff H. Chlamydia trachomatis infection in males in a juvenile detention facility in Switzerland. Swiss Med Wkly. 2011;141:w13220 pubmed publisher
    ..Studies in other European detention centres should document the extent to which our findings are generalisable to the European context. ..
  2. Schiller I, Koesters R, Weilenmann R, Thoma R, Kaltenboeck B, Heitz P, et al. Mixed infections with porcine Chlamydia trachomatis/pecorum and infections with ruminant Chlamydia psittaci serovar 1 associated with abortions in swine. Vet Microbiol. 1997;58:251-60 pubmed
    ..The results suggest that mixed infections with porcine C. trachomatis and C. pecorum dominate chlamydial infections associated with abortion in swine, but ruminant abortigenic C. psittaci are also found. ..
  3. Teankum K, Pospischil A, Janett F, Burgi E, Brugnera E, Hoelzle K, et al. Detection of chlamydiae in boar semen and genital tracts. Vet Microbiol. 2006;116:149-57 pubmed
    ..In conclusion, the prevalence of chlamydial infection was low in group A animals indicating that venereal transmission may not be significant for Chlamydia-associated reproductive diseases in pigs, although rare cases may occur. ..
  4. Teankum K, Pospischil A, Janett F, Brugnera E, Hoelzle L, Hoelzle K, et al. Prevalence of chlamydiae in semen and genital tracts of bulls, rams and bucks. Theriogenology. 2007;67:303-10 pubmed
    ..abortus in rams and bucks, respectively. There was no correlation between serology and PCR of semen. The presence of chlamydiae in semen suggests the possibility of venereal transmission, although risk may be low in Switzerland. ..
  5. Blumer C, Zimmermann D, Weilenmann R, Vaughan L, Pospischil A. Chlamydiae in free-ranging and captive frogs in Switzerland. Vet Pathol. 2007;44:144-50 pubmed
    ..Although there is a prevalence of Chlamydia in Swiss frogs, no connection to a mass mortality (1991/1992) could be established. For the first time, C suis S45 and Cp abortus S26/3 were detected in frog material. ..
  6. Bas S, Neff L, Vuillet M, Spenato U, Seya T, Matsumoto M, et al. The proinflammatory cytokine response to Chlamydia trachomatis elementary bodies in human macrophages is partly mediated by a lipoprotein, the macrophage infectivity potentiator, through TLR2/TLR1/TLR6 and CD14. J Immunol. 2008;180:1158-68 pubmed
    ..Stimulating pathways appeared to involve TLR2/TLR1/TLR6 with the help of CD14 but not TLR4. These data support a role of Mip lipoprotein in pathogenesis of C. trachomatis-induced inflammatory responses. ..
  7. Bart M, Guscetti F, Zurbriggen A, Pospischil A, Schiller I. Feline infectious pneumonia: a short literature review and a retrospective immunohistological study on the involvement of Chlamydia spp. and distemper virus. Vet J. 2000;159:220-30 pubmed
    ..The aims of the retrospective study were to determine the occurrence of chlamydia in 245 cases of feline pneumonia or conjunctivitis/rhinitis, and to investigate the presence of CDV in these lungs. ..
  8. Soldati G, Lu Z, Vaughan L, Polkinghorne A, Zimmermann D, Huder J, et al. Detection of mycobacteria and chlamydiae in granulomatous inflammation of reptiles: a retrospective study. Vet Pathol. 2004;41:388-97 pubmed
    ..In contrast, the significance of Chlamydia-like isolates remains completely open, and further studies are needed to evaluate their role. ..
  9. Borel N, Dumrese C, Ziegler U, Schifferli A, Kaiser C, Pospischil A. Mixed infections with Chlamydia and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus - a new in vitro model of chlamydial persistence. BMC Microbiol. 2010;10:201 pubmed publisher

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  1. Guscetti F, Schiller I, Sydler T, Heinen E, Pospischil A. Experimental enteric infection of gnotobiotic piglets with Chlamydia suis strain S45. Vet Microbiol. 2009;135:157-68 pubmed publisher
    ..All sera were negative for anti-chlamydial antibodies. In conclusion, C. suis strain S45 elicited significant enteric disease and lesions in gnotobiotic piglets indicating its pathogenic potential for swine. ..
  2. Vasilevsky S, Stojanov M, Greub G, Baud D. Chlamydial polymorphic membrane proteins: regulation, function and potential vaccine candidates. Virulence. 2016;7:11-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, Pmps might be important not only for the pathogenesis of chlamydial infection, but also as potential candidate vaccine proteins. ..
  3. Sakem B, Michel R, Nydegger U, Radjenovic D, Wydler M, Risch M, et al. Diagnostic relevance of simultaneous testing for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Infection. 2011;39:231-7 pubmed publisher
    ..24% prevalence, 3.75% of all CT-positive men) were overlooked when only NG testing was requested. A sizeable number (12) of CT and NG cases is missed by physician-referred testing for only one of the two pathogens. ..
  4. Pospischil A, Borel N, Chowdhury E, Guscetti F. Aberrant chlamydial developmental forms in the gastrointestinal tract of pigs spontaneously and experimentally infected with Chlamydia suis. Vet Microbiol. 2009;135:147-56 pubmed publisher
    ..The antibody against cHSP60 does not appear to be suitable to specifically detect such forms...
  5. Becker A, Lutz Wohlgroth L, Brugnera E, Lu Z, Zimmermann D, Grimm F, et al. Intensively kept pigs pre-disposed to chlamydial associated conjunctivitis. J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med. 2007;54:307-13 pubmed
    ..suis was able to cause serious ocular manifestations in half of the cases of intensively kept pigs being positive for these microorganisms. ..
  6. Peeling R, Mabey D, Herring A, Hook E. Why do we need quality-assured diagnostic tests for sexually transmitted infections?. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2006;4:S7-19 pubmed
  7. Camenisch U, Lu Z, Vaughan L, Corboz L, Zimmermann D, Wittenbrink M, et al. Diagnostic investigation into the role of Chlamydiae in cases of increased rates of return to oestrus in pigs. Vet Rec. 2004;155:593-6 pubmed
    ..3 per cent) and group B (66.4 per cent). Chlamydia-like organisms were detected in 28.2 per cent of the swabs from group A and in 22 per cent of those from group B. ..
  8. Borel N, Kempf E, Hotzel H, Schubert E, Torgerson P, Slickers P, et al. Direct identification of chlamydiae from clinical samples using a DNA microarray assay: a validation study. Mol Cell Probes. 2008;22:55-64 pubmed
    ..87) and equivalent to that of real-time PCR. Altogether, the data demonstrate the suitability of this DNA microarray assay for routine diagnosis...
  9. Bender N, Herrmann B, Andersen B, Hocking J, van Bergen J, Morgan J, et al. Chlamydia infection, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility: cross-national study. Sex Transm Infect. 2011;87:601-8 pubmed publisher
  10. Thoma R, Guscetti F, Schiller I, Schmeer N, Corboz L, Pospischil A. Chlamydiae in porcine abortion. Vet Pathol. 1997;34:467-9 pubmed
    ..Porcine abortigenic strains identified in this study differed immunologically from intestinal strains (known to be mainly C. trachomatis) but shared similarities with abortigenic chlamydiae of ruminants...