Infectious Disease Compendium

Simkania

Microbiology

Simkania negevensis

obligate intracellular bacterium in the Chlamydiales order. (Review).

Epidemiologic Risks

Ubiquitous in water

Dialysis patients are often seropositive and suggests that dialysis water is a source (PubMed).

Syndromes

Maybe pneumonia; maybe gi disease

Treatment

Macolides? Doxycycline?