Clamidiosis en aves

  • Ana Inés Portu Universidad Nacional de La Pampa. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias
Palabras clave: Chlamydiae, clamidias, aves, psitacosis, zoonosis


Las especies del género Chlamydia pueden infectar diversos epitelios de humanos y animales, causando enfermedades de gravedad variable, algunas de trasmisión zoonótica, y pérdidas en la producción de alimentos. La psitacosis es una zoonosis causada por Chlamydia psittaci y ha sido ampliamente estudiada. Si bien la presencia de esta especie en los animales de cría no es una novedad, en los últimos años se ha incrementado la búsqueda y el reporte de distintas especies de clamidias, en especial en aves. El presente artículo de revisión tiene como objetivo brindar una actualización en las especies de Chlamydia involucradas en las infecciones aviares, su clasificación taxonómica, prevalencia en el mundo e importancia zoonótica y productiva.

Biografía del autor/a

Ana Inés Portu, Universidad Nacional de La Pampa. Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias
Bioquímica. Doctora de la Universidad de Buenos Aires en el área de Farmacia y Bioquímica, sub área Inmunología. Tesis titulada “Caracterización in vitro de la respuesta inflamatoria a la infección por cepas de Chlamydia trachomatis de origen genital y ocular sobre diferentes sustratos celulares”. Docente de la Cátedra de Bacteriología y Micología de la Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias de la Universidad de La Pampa. Bioquímica eventual en el Laboratorio de Microbiología del Establecimiento Asistencial Gobernador Centeno (General Pico, La Pampa). Ex docente y tesista de la Unidad de Estudios de Chlamydiae de la Cátedra de Microbiología Clínica, área Inmunología y Virología Clínica de la Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Ex bioquímica del Laboratorio Domecq & Lafage, Hospital Aleman (CABA).


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