Chlamydia trachomatis

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Definition

Chlamydia trachomatis is a bacterial specie under the genus Chlamydia. Unlike the two other species, Chlamydia trachomatis cannot be detected by using the Gram stain. It is the first kind of Chlamydia found in humans, and was discovered in 1907. C. trachomatis is made up of a pair of human biovars, trachoma and lymphogranuloma venereum.

Treatment

C. trachomatis can be cured by antibiotics such as erythromycin, azithromycin and doxycycline.

Complications

C. trachomatis can only thrive is human cells and it can bring forth such conditions like: In men: Epididymitis Prostatitis In women: Pelvic inflammatory disease Cervicitis Premature birth Ectopic pregnancy Chronic pelvic pain Trachoma infection In both sexes Infertility Urethritis Reactive arthritis Trachoma Proctitis According to some studies, C. trachomatis has been associated with temporomandibular joint disease.

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