By Peter Reeve
1 2 Peter Reeve and Lavelle Hanna lSmith Kline & French Laboratories, learn and improvement, 709 Swedeland street, Swedeland, PA 19479, united states 2Department of Microbiology, S-412, collage of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, united states Trachoma, an infectious keratoconjunctivitis because of chlamydial an infection, used to be one of many earliest famous medical entities. References to it were famous in Egyp tian papyri and in Greco-Roman clinical treatises. on the grounds that these occasions it has remained a most crucial eye an infection, and certainly trachoma continues to be a big reason behind blindness in rural groups, affecting most likely 6 million humans (Dawson). The causal agent of trachoma was once pointed out by means of Halberstaeter and von Provazek in a much-quoted yet little-read paper released over seventy five years in the past. It was once after the isolation and demonstration of the expansion of the causal agent of trachoma, Chlamy dia trachomatis, by means of Tang and his colleagues in China within the past due Nineteen Fifties that there has been an important bring up in our wisdom of those brokers. the true explosion of information and curiosity in Chlamydia, although, has been within the final decade. With the transforming into knowledge of the extreme commonness of chlamydial infections, not just in constructing international locations but additionally within the hugely constructed international locations, has come a substantial curiosity from all parts enthusiastic about scientific technological know-how, from clinicians to molecular biologists.
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Elsevier Biomedical, New York, pp 231-244 21. Centers for Disease Control (1982) Sexually transmitted disease: treatment guidelines, 1982. Rev Infect Dis 4: S729-S746 Chlamydia Trachomatis: Antibiotic Sensitivity and Chemotherapy Walter E. Stamm Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA Introduction Physicians initiate antibiotic treatment of presumed chlamydial infection for one of several reasons. Most often, recognition of a clinical syndrome known to be associated with Chlamydia, such as nongonococcal urethritis (NOV)  or mucopurulent cervicitis , leads to treatment.
Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines - 1982. Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report - Supplement 31: 335-625 6. Stamm WE, Koutsky LA, BenedettiJK, JourdenJL, Brunham RB, Holmes KK (1984) Chlamydia trachomatis urethral infections in men: prevalence, risk factors, and clinical manifestations. Ann Intern Med 100: 47-51 7. Podgore JK, Holmes KK, Alexander ER (1982) Asymptomatic urethral infections due to Chlamydia trachomatisin male US military personnel. J Infect Dis 146: 828 8. Richmond SJ, PauIID, Taylor PK (1980) Yalue and feasibility of screening women attending STD clinics for cervical chlamydial infections.
Prostatitis Although the data have not been extensively evaluated, there is no convincing evidence that C. trachoma tis is a cause of acute prostatitis. In contrast, the etiology of chronic nonbacterial prostatitis and prostatodynia remains unknown in the majority of cases. The observation that some men with these conditions respond to treatment with tetracyclines, erythromycin, or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, antimicrobials that should be active against C. trachomatis, and the failure to detect other pathogens are consistent with the possibility that C.
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