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Chlamydia


Presentation

  • Quarterly Strategic Health Authority (SHA) Presentations National overview : Q1 - Q3 2008 File Size: 406 KB National overview : Q2 2008 File Size: 98 KB Link to latest NCSP data presentation (The Bigger Picture) File Size: 3.87 MB Total screening volumes[web.archive.org]
  • Abstract A 40-year-old Korean man presented with painful swelling and tenderness of both ankle joints as well as the plantar surfaces of both feet, along with inflammatory back pain, and a purulent discharge from the urethral orifice.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Field interviews and the application of field diagnostic techniques helped to identify case-patients who otherwise would not have presented to a traditional office or clinic setting.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • During the present episode, polyarthritis developed a few days after Chlamydia trachomatis urethritis was noted. The patient was diagnosed as having Chlamydia-associated arthritis. Loxoprofen sodium and azithromycin were started.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The case of a 68-yr-old female patient who complained of recurrent dizzy spells and collapses over a period of 6 weeks and died of global cardiac failure is presented.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Reiter's Syndrome
  • Urethral infection (affecting the tube from the bladder to the tip of the penis) Inflammation of the prostate gland Scarring or blocking of the tubes which carry sperm (epididymitis), resulting in decreased fertility A form of arthritis (Reiter's syndrome[web.archive.org]
  • syndrome with arthritis, burning during urination, and inflammation with redness of the eyes.[healthychildren.org]
  • Some men (and a few women) develop ‘Reiter’s syndrome’. This is a reaction to the chlamydia bacterium, and consists of painful joints (usually knees or ankles) and sore eyes (conjunctivitis).[embarrassingproblems.com]
  • People who have chlamydia trachomatis are at higher risk of developing reactive arthritis, also known as Reiter's syndrome.[mayoclinic.org]
Prostitute
  • Indeed, a recent study of professional sex workers established that quite a few prostitutes have the germ in their throats. The 'bug' can cause a sore throat, but often there may be no throat or mouth symptoms at all. The eyes .[netdoctor.co.uk]
  • Indeed, a recent study of professional sex workers established that quite a few prostitutes have the germ in their throats. The 'bug' can cause a sore throat, but often there may be no throat or mouth symptoms at all. The eyes.[netdoctor.co.uk]
Vascular Disease
  • CONCLUSIONS: Because of its ability to cause chronic vascular endothelial infection and localized inflammation, Chlamydia has been implicated in the development of arterial vascular disease.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Red Eye
  • Symptom #8: Itchy, Red Eyes Morgan Swofford for LittleThings In some cases, chlamydia can also cause conjunctivitis, or as it’s more commonly called, pink eye. This causes itchy red eyes, as well as burning, tearing, and sensitivity to light.[littlethings.com]
  • Both can infect one or both eyes causing discharge, conjunctivitis (itchy, red eyes), or sensitivity to light.[plushcare.com]
Dry Eyes
  • The patient also complained of sicca-like symptoms including dry eyes and dry mouth.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Vaginal Discharge
  • Bacterial infections, including chlamydia, may cause vaginal discharge and a fishy odor. Treating the infection will help resolve the odor.[livestrong.com]
  • Symptoms of a chlamydia infection may include vaginal discharge, bleeding between periods, painful urination and stomach pain.[stdcheck.com]
  • Some girls may notice A burning sensation when passing urine, an unusual vaginal discharge and pain in the lower belly.[getthefacts.health.wa.gov.au]

Treatment

  • Among all prescriptions, 48.6% were non-compliant with gonorrhoea treatment guidelines and 3.8% for chlamydia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Topical treatment is ineffective for ophthalmia neonatorum and should not be used even in conjunction with systemic treatment.[aafp.org]
  • […] and treatment of sex partners.[web.archive.org]

Prognosis

  • What Is the Prognosis? Prompt treatment should resolve a chlamydial infection and prevent complications.[healthychildren.org]
  • What is the prognosis for a female with chlamydia? As discussed previously, chlamydia infection can progress to pelvic inflammatory disease if untreated, which can have serious consequences.[medicinenet.com]
  • Latest Sexual Health News What is the prognosis for a female with chlamydia? As discussed previously, chlamydia infection can progress to pelvic inflammatory disease if untreated, which can have serious consequences.[medicinenet.com]
  • The prognosis is excellent if treatment is initiated early and the entire course of antibiotics is completed. Although treatment failures with primary therapies are quite rare, relapse may occur with alternative therapies.[emedicine.com]

Etiology

  • The etiology of adult Still's disease is not yet known.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • It comprises 18 chapters grouped in four major parts dealing with etiology and pathogenicity, clinical aspects, diagnosis and prevention.[intechopen.com]
  • Men 35 years or younger who have epididymitis are more likely to have C. trachomatis as the etiologic agent than are older men.[web.archive.org]
  • Ophthalmia Neonatorum Caused by C. trachomatis A chlamydial etiology should be considered for all infants aged 30 days that have conjunctivitis, especially if the mother has a history of chlamydia infection.[web.archive.org]

Epidemiology

  • Authors : WHO Rationale for the guidelines Since the publication of the WHO Guidelines for the management of sexually transmitted infections in 2003, changes in the epidemiology of STIs and advancements in prevention, diagnosis and treatment necessitate[who.int]
  • GET 2020 According to the GET 2020 Alliance recommandations, the WHO Secretariat would kindly propose you a new method for submitting and/or updating data relevant to trachoma epidemiology and control efforts in your country.[web.archive.org]
  • Molecular Epidemiology of Chlamydia trachomatis Urogenital Infection By Virginia Sanchez Monroy and Jose D'Artagnan Villalba-Magdaleno 2530 Open access peer-reviewed 2.[intechopen.com]
  • Epidemiology of Chlamydia trachomatis infections. . Accessed Nov. 30, 2016. Pammi M, et al. Chlamydia trachomatis infections in the newborn. . Accessed Nov. 30, 2016. Arias M, et al.[mayoclinic.org]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • The pathophysiologic mechanisms of chlamydial infection are poorly understood at best.[emedicine.com]

Prevention

  • Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2012-2014 The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services includes U.S.[ahrq.gov]
  • ): Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (1996): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2006): Return to Contents References 1.[web.archive.org]
  • Preventive Services Task Force, see the Appendix. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) makes recommendations about preventive care services for patients without recognized signs or symptoms of the target condition.[doi.org]
  • Author information 1 Division of Bacterial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA. 2 Division of Bacterial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA. Electronic address: jwinchell@cdc.gov.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Prevention The CDC guidelines for the prevention and control of STDs are based on five major concepts ( Table 4 ). 2 Primary prevention starts with changing sexual behaviors that increase the risk of contracting STDs. 2 Secondary prevention consists of[web.archive.org]

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