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  Chlamydia - Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by bacteria that may cause pelvic infection and atypical pneumonia.
Chlamydial pelvic infections are caused by a bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis.
When chlamydia ascends further, to the Fallopian tubes and ovaries, it produces a condition known as pelvic inflammatory disease, which is also a common complication of gonorrhea.
www.healthscout.com /ency/68/316/main.html   (770 words)

RBs are the non-infectious intracellular from of the chlamydia.
The chlamydia inhibit the fusion of the endosome with the lysosomes and thus resist intracellular killing.
Chlamydia pneumoniae is the causative agent of an atypical pneumonia (walking pneumonia) similar to those caused by Mycoplamsma pneumoniae and Legionella pneumoniae.
pathmicro.med.sc.edu /mayer/chlamyd.htm   (2268 words)

Chlamydia is known as the "silent epidemic" because three quarters of the women and half of the men with the disease have no symptoms.
Chlamydia infections are caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis.
Vertical transmission of chlamydia is the primary pathogen responsible for infant infectious conjunctivitis (40%) and infant pneumonia (73%)
freedomantiviral.addr.com /chlamydia.htm   (5465 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Chlamydia
Chlamydia infection is caused by the organism Chlamydia trachomatis.
Chlamydia may be acquired jointly with gonorrhea and/or syphilis, so individuals with one sexually transmitted disease must be screened for other sexually transmitted diseases as well.
Chlamydia (female): only approximately 30% of women will have symptoms due to chlamydia -- hence screening sexually active women for chlamydia is necessary to diagnose and treat asymptomatic women in order to decrease the risk of developing complications.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001345.htm   (666 words)

 Medmicro Chapter 39
Ocular Infections: Chlamydia trachomatis causes trachoma and inclusion conjunctivitis.
Chlamydia psittaci infects a wide variety of birds and a number of mammals, whereas C trachomatis is limited largely to humans.
Chlamydia trachomatis also resides in the genital tract, cervix, and urethra of adults, and genital infection is spread sexually.
gsbs.utmb.edu /microbook/ch039.htm   (3416 words)

 Chlamydia definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Chlamydia: A type of bacteria one species of which causes an infection very similar to gonorrhea in the way that it is spread, the symptoms it produces, and the long-term consequences.
Because women newly infected with chlamydia tend not to have symptoms (to be "silent" or symptom-free), chlamydia often goes undetected and untreated, the disease can progress in a stealthy way to wreck extensive destruction of the fallopian tubes and lead to infertility.
Chlamydia can cause a spectrum of disease in men including urethritis (inflammation of the urethra), epididymitis (inflammation of the epididymis) and proctitis (inflammation of the rectum).
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Chlamydia was discovered in the late 1970s and is neither a typical bacteria nor a virus.
Chlamydia is particularly nasty because it is asymptomatic.
Some experts estimate that chlamydia causes 50 percent of all pelvic infections and 25 percent of all tubal pregnancies due to scarring of the fallopian tubes.
www.webmd.com /content/article/4/1680_50901.htm   (896 words)

 Chlamydia (chlamydia trachomatis genital infection)
Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that is spread through sexual contact with an infected person.
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STD); more than 50 million cases occur worldwide and approximately three million cases occur in the United States annually.
Chlamydia infection during pregnancy may result in premature rupture of membranes, preterm delivery and possible tubal pregnancy in a small percent of women.
www.health.state.ny.us /diseases/communicable/chlamydia/fact_sheet.htm   (542 words)

Chlamydia infection is very common among young adults and teenagers.
Chlamydia can cause early labor and delivery and can be passed from mother to baby during birth.
Because men and women infected with chlamydia often also have gonorrhea, treatment for gonorrhea is often provided as well.
www.engenderhealth.org /wh/inf/dchl.html   (474 words)

Chlamydia may be transmitted through vaginal, oral or anal sex with an infected person.
The spread of chlamydia to these areas is increased when the cervix is dilated (during childbirth, pregnancy termination, or the insertion of an IUD) (3).
Women diagnosed with chlamydia may feel ashamed or dirty or believe that contracting a STI is a punishment for previous sexual behaviour.
www.womhealth.org.au /factsheets/chlamydia.htm   (1456 words)

 American Social Health Association - Learn about STDs/STIs
Chlamydia is a curable infection caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis.
Chlamydia can be diagnosed through a urine test or by taking a specimen from the infected area.
Chlamydia can be transmitted even if the penis or tongue does not enter the vagina, mouth, or rectum.
www.ashastd.org /learn/learn_chlamydia_facts.cfm   (275 words)

 STDs - Chlamydia
Chlamydia is the number one sexually transmitted disease in the United States.
Chlamydia is caused by the bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis, which can damage a woman's reproductive organs.
Chlamydia can also be passed from an infected mother to her baby during vaginal childbirth.
www.pamf.org /teen/sex/std/std/chlamydia.html   (490 words)

 Chlamydia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chlamydia is a common term for infection with any bacteria belonging to the phylum Chlamydiae.
Chlamydia trachomatis is a major infectious cause of human eye and genital disease.
Chlamydia causes 250,000 to 500,000 cases of PID every year in the U.S. Chlamydia is known as the "Silent Epidemic" because in women, it may not cause any symptom and will linger for months or years before being discovered.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chlamydia   (726 words)

 Chlamydia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Chlamydia (pronounced kluh-mid-ee-uh) is the most frequently reported sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by bacteria (Chlamydia trachomatis) in the U.S. An estimated 2.8 million Americans get chlamydia each year.
Chlamydia is known as a "silent" disease because 75 percent of infected women and at least half of infected men have no symptoms.
Untreated chlamydia in men typically causes infection of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the body.
www.4woman.gov /faq/stdchlam.htm   (1611 words)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States, with an estimated 2.8 million people infected annually.
The most reliable way to diagnose chlamydia infection is through laboratory tests that evaluate a sample of the discharge from the vagina or penis for presence of the chlamydia bacteria.
www.antigenics.com /diseases/chlamydia.html   (704 words)

Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and its role in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Chlamydia pneumoniae (CP) is a common cause of respiratory tract infections, and several studies have asked whether it may play a pathogenic role in connection with bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether chlamydia, paramyxovirus, or mycoplasma was the causative agent in a case of fatal hemorrhagic pneumonia, and to evaluate the possibility that this was the first case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in Illinois.
www.thedoctorsdoctor.com /diseases/chlamydia.htm   (8257 words)

 www.iwannaknow.org | STDs - The Basics - Chlamydia
Chlamydia (pronounced kluh-MID-ee-uh) is a very common STD caused by bacteria.
If a mother is infected, she can pass chlamydia on to her baby during delivery.
If it is left untreated, in a woman, chlamydia (like gonorrhea) can grow into a more serious illness called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and can keep her from being able to have children in the future.
www.iwannaknow.org /basics2/chlamydia.html   (247 words)

Chlamydia (cla-mid-ee-ah) is a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) caused by a type of bacteria (germ).
Chlamydia can also be passed from an infected mother to her baby during birth.
Chlamydia is passed from one person to another during vaginal, anal, and oral sex.
www.dph.sf.ca.us /HealthInfo/std_Chlamydia.htm   (391 words)

Chlamydia is usually spread by genital sexual contact, but chlamydia can also infect the throat, rectum and eyes.
Untreated chlamydia infection, and especially reinfection with chlamydia, is a major cause of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women, which can prevent a woman from ever having a baby (infertility).
A test for chlamydia that gives accurate, quick results is available at your doctor's office, family planning clinics and STD clinics.
healthlink.mcw.edu /article/954987871.html   (607 words)

Chlamydial infections are caused by a bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis, and are transmitted during vaginal, oral or anal sexual contact with an infected partner.
A particular strain of chlamydia causes another STD called lymphogranuloma venereum, which is characterized by prominent swelling and inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin.
Because chlamydia is highly contagious and yet may cause no symptoms, all men and women who have sexual contact with more than one partner should be tested regularly for the disease.
www.idph.state.il.us /public/hb/hbchlam.htm   (710 words)

Genital chlamydia is the most common, curable, sexually transmitted infection in the UK but, if left untreated, it can cause serious complications.
Chlamydia is certainly on the increase - 1 in 12 women between the ages of 16 and 24 are affected and the NHS spends millions of pounds each year treating complications that arise from the disease.
Because the main carrying agent of chlamydia is seminal fluid, it's called an 'ascending' condition.
www.ivillage.co.uk /print/0,,182685,00.html   (622 words)

 Chlamydia - MicrobeWiki
Chlamydia pneumoniae, as you may have guessed by its name, is one of the main causative agents of pneumonia, and bronchitis.
Chlamydia trachomatis is the more well-known of the two pathogens, and causes the most common STD in the world, chalmydia, and has been linked with blindness and infertility.
Chlamydia infection is a major cause of infertility, not only in women, but in men as well.
microbewiki.kenyon.edu /index.php/Chlamydia   (1157 words)

Chlamydia, is a curable sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis.
Chlamydia may cause permanent damage to the woman's reproductive organs and can lead to infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy.
Pregnant woman with chlamydia are at risk of spontaneous abortion (miscarriage).
www.mamashealth.com /chlamydia.asp   (520 words)

 Chlamydia and Sexual Health
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. This infection is easily spread because it often causes no symptoms and may be unknowingly passed to sexual partners.
Chlamydia can cause a condition called nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) - an infection of the urethra (the tube by which men and women pass urine), epididymitis - an infection of the epididymis (the tube that carries sperm away from the testes) or proctitis - an inflammation of the rectum.
If you are told you have chlamydia or any other STD and receive treatment, you should notify all of your recent sex partners so that they can see a doctor and be treated.
www.webmd.com /content/article/46/2953_512.htm   (588 words)

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