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CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS

1. Chlamydia and Chlamydophila are obligate, intracellular parasites.

2. C. psittaci, C. trachomatis, and C. pneumoniae are pathogenic in humans.

3. Treat with doxycycline, macrolides, or quinolones.

4. Chlamydia trachomatis causes GU infections and trachoma (chronic, anterior eye infection causing cata­racts but not glaucoma; found especially in Asia and Africa).

5. Approximately 5% of pregnant women have C. trachomatis in their genital tracts, associated with neonatal pneumo­nia.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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