The biology of the trachoma agent
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Published by The Academy in New York .
Written in English


  • Trachoma,
  • Viruses

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Edition Notes

StatementFrancis B. Gordon (Conference chairman) [and others] Consulting editor: Francis B. Gordon.
SeriesAnnals -- v. 98, art. 1, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences -- v. 98
ContributionsGordon, Francis B.
LC ClassificationsQR201T54 N4
The Physical Object
Number of Pages382
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16876631M

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The Biology of the trachoma agent. [Francis Byron Gordon;] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. Find items in libraries near you. The agent of trachoma; recent studies on the biology, biochemistry and immunology of a prokaryotic obligate parasite of eukaryocytes. Trachoma is an infectious disease caused by bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. The infection causes a roughening of the inner surface of the eyelids. This roughening can lead to pain in the eyes, breakdown of the outer surface or cornea of the eyes, and eventual blindness. Untreated, repeated trachoma infections can result in a form of permanent blindness when the eyelids turn : Chlamydia trachomatis spread between people. Isolation of the Trachoma Agent in Cell Culture. F. B. Gordon and A. L. Quan Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 2,

Trachoma is a contagious bacterial infection that affects the surface of the eyes. Over time, scar tissue or ulcers can form that lead to blindness. Currently around million people worldwide are blind or visually impaired by trachoma, and it remains a public health problem in 44 countries. Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP) and case-management. The meeting will consider in particular the progress made towards elimination of trachoma in various countries. It is planned to hold the 18th meeting in a trachoma-endemic country: several offers to host the meeting have already been received, and other.   At first, the causing agent of trachoma was believed to be a virus because of its small size and inability to culture, except in living cells.6 By the 's, Chlamydia trachomatis deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA) were found and because of susceptibility to antibiotics, it was assumed to be a bacterium Hugh R Taylor, Anu Mathew, in Hunter's Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Disease (Ninth Edition), Introduction. Trachoma is the leading cause of infectious blindness in the world. It is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, an obligate, intracellular bacterium that has existed since the Jurassic period [1].Trachoma began to manifest when humans congregated into the first settlements.

Learn trachoma with free interactive flashcards. Choose from 36 different sets of trachoma flashcards on Quizlet.   Pathogenesis and Clinical Manifestations of Chlamydia trachomatis. Trachoma, Genital infections, Neonatal inclusion conjunctivitis, Infant pneumonia, Adult inclusion conjunctivitis, Reactive arthritis, Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV). Chlamydia are acquired by direct contact with mucous membranes or abraded skin. Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate intracellular human bacterial pathogen that infects epithelial cells of the eye, oropharynx, urogenital, and anorectal mucosa and is responsible for the clinical diseases of trachoma, chlamydia (urogenital, oropharyngeal, and anorectal), and lymphogranuloma venereum.C. trachomatis infections occur worldwide and infection rates are increasing. Biology of Chlamydia. Bergan T. The genus Chlamydia consists of two species, Chlamydia trachomatis and C. psittaci. The former includes (a) the trachoma/inclusion conjunctivitis (TRIC) agents, subdivided into the serotypes A-K; (b) the lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) agents, subdivided into the serogroups (L ); and (c) the mouse penumonitis.