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Chlamydial infections 

Chlamydial infections
Chlamydial infections

David Taylor-Robinson

and David Mabey


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


Prevention of trachoma.

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

Effectiveness of azithromycin questioned.

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date: 17 September 2021

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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