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Journal of Immune Based Therapies and Vaccines

, 2:4

First Online: 13 February 2004Received: 29 July 2003Accepted: 13 February 2004

Abstract

Chlamydia trachomatis has been recognized as a pathogen of trachoma, nongonococcal urethritis, salpingitis, endocervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, inclusion conjunctivitis of neonates, follicular conjunctivitis of adults, infantile pneumonia and associated conditions. Chlamydial infections during pregnancy may also cause a variety of perinatal complications. Different antigenic strains of C. trachomatis from endocervical, nasopharyngeal and conjunctival origins have been associated with different clinical conditions. Control programs emphasizing early diagnosis, targeted screening, and effective treatment will lead to an eventual decline in the incidence of perinatal chlamydial infection. This review focuses on current problems of perinatal C. trachomatis infections in the aspects of microbiological and immunological pathogenesis.

KeywordsChlamydia trachomatis Serovars Antigenic variation Eye diseases  Download fulltext PDF



Autor: Kei Numazaki

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/



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