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Chlamydial infections 

Chlamydial infections

Chapter:
Chlamydial infections
Author(s):

David Taylor-Robinson

and David Mabey

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070644_update_001

May 30, 2013: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

Update:

Prevention of trachoma.

Conflicting evidence for C. trachomatis being involved in preterm birth.

Effectiveness of azithromycin questioned.

Updated on 31 May 2012. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 28 June 2017

Chlamydiae are pathogenic bacteria that probably evolved from host-independent, Gram-negative ancestors and are specialized for an intracellular existence. The chlamydial infectious elementary body binds to and enters the host cell by ‘parasite-specified’ endocytosis, with a new generation of elementary bodies being released 30 to 48 h later....

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