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Is trachoma infection caused by a housefly ?

Is trachoma infection caused by a housefly ?

No-Chlamydia is...: The bacteria causing infection is caused by chlamydia trachomatis, serovars a, b, ba, and c. It can cause an eye infection called chronic follicular conjunctivitis. It is primarily spread by person-to-person transmission by ocular and respiratory secretions. However, it can also be spread by insect vectors like a housefly. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more


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Is it possible to have had PID caused by a past unknown/untreated chlamydia infection but not know you had pid?

Is it possible to have had PID caused by a past unknown/untreated chlamydia infection but not know you had pid?

Yes: It can be quite common for women to have evidence of past pid without ever having had symptoms. Unfortunately this is usually discovered when someone is dealing with infertility. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia infection cause an unsuccessful IVF?

Can chlamydia infection cause an unsuccessful IVF?

Yes: Chlamydia is a dangerous sexually transmitted infection. It can cause pelvic inflammatory disease if untreated which can negatively impact fertility. And yes, the bigger the delay in treatment the greater chance of fertility problems. ...Read more

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What should I not do if I have a chlamydia infection?

What should I not do if I have a chlamydia infection?

Avoid unprotected: Sex. Get treated asap to avoid complications from the disease. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chlamydia/ds00173. ...Read more

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Chlamydia infection == how will I know who gave it to me?

You can't: If you've had multiple sex partner's, there may be no way you can know for sure. The incubation period is about 1-3 weeks, though it can be longer in some people, since not everyone experiences symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there racial disparities in regards to chlamydia infection?

Are there racial disparities in regards to chlamydia infection?

Unfortunately, yes.: Blacks/african americans are disproportionately affected by chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection. 2010 cdc data shows the rate for black/african american men and women is 1, 167.5 cases per 100, 000 people, american indians/alaskan natives is 592.8 cases per 100, 000, hispanic/latinos is 369.6 cases per 100, 000, and white/caucasian is 138.7 cases per 100, 000. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Sewa Legha
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Trachoma (Definition)

Infection of eyes ...Read more