Trachoma in children - Doctor answers

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What is trachoma?

What is trachoma?

Eye infection: Trachoma is caused by infection with the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. It frequently affects children, although the effects of scarring may not be seen until later in life. Trachoma is spread through direct contact with infected eye, nose, or throat secretions or by contact with contaminated objects, such as towels, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more


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What could cause a trachoma?

What could cause a trachoma?

Trachoma: Trachoma is an infectious disease of eyes caused by chlamydia. Typically it causes scarring of the inside of the eyelid followed by contraction of the scar. Some cases can be more serious causing blindness. ...Read more

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Do you know what trachoma is and what causes it?

Do you know what trachoma is and what causes it?

Pink eye: Bacterial infection in the eye caused by chlamydia trachomatis bacteriia. More common in developing nations than in us. Can be effectively treated wtih antibiotics. Need to see a physician for treatment to prevent long term complications which can be as extreme as blindness. ...Read more

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What is the common name for the disease trachoma?

What is the common name for the disease trachoma?

See below: It is an infection of the eye caused by claydia trachomatis bacteria. It is also called granular conjuctivitis or egyptian opthalmia. ...Read more

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What causes trachoma in the eyes?

What causes trachoma in the eyes?

Trachoma: Trachoma is caused by a bacterium, chlamydia trachomatis, spread by contact with discharge from the eyes or nose of someone infected. If you suspect, go see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Would 0.25% zinc sulfate cure my trachoma?

Would 0.25% zinc sulfate cure my trachoma?

I don't think so: I believe the treatment for trachoma which is an infection of the eye by chlamydia trachomatis is either Azithromycin or tetracycline eye ointments. I have not heard of zinc sulfate as a treatment. ...Read more

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Can someone explain what trachoma in a baby is?

Can someone explain what trachoma in a baby is?

Pink eye: Bacterial infection in the eye caused by chlamydia trachomatis bacteriia. More common in developing nations than in us. Can be effectively treated wtih antibiotics. Need to see a physician for treatment to prevent long term complications which can be as extreme as blindness. ...Read more

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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

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Can trachoma be spread by wearing expired contact lenses?

Can trachoma be spread by wearing expired contact lenses?

No: What expires on contacts is the sterility. I would not recommend using expired contacts.

However trachoma is rare in the U.S. And is not an issue in this case. ...Read more

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Will I go blind from leaving trachoma untreated for too long?

Will I go blind from leaving trachoma untreated for too long?

Yes: Trachoma is a rare serious bacterial infection. May cause blindness by ulceration of the cornea it is a leading cause of blindness in the tropics. ...Read more

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What is the relationaship of trachoma and chlamydia conjunctivitis?

What is the relationaship of trachoma and chlamydia conjunctivitis?

Similar: Chlamydia trachomatis is the causative agent in conjunctivitis or eye infection in babies. What happens is the mom has chlamydia and when the baby is delivered the infection gets into the eye of the baby.

We give antibiotic ointment to prevent that, so it's pretty rare these days. ...Read more

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If you have chlamydia, do the risks for getting trachoma increase?

If you have chlamydia, do the risks for getting trachoma increase?

Yes: Chlamydia trachomatis causes both trachoma of the eye and sexually transmitted infection commonly called chlamydia. ...Read more

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Which eye drops cure trachoma?

Antibiotics: Trachoma is eye infection it needs to be treated with antibiotics. Ithe patient needs to visit eye doc immediately. ...Read more

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What to do if I have this question on an assignment: explain the theory behind men carrying the disease (chlamydia trachoma?

What to do if I have this question on an assignment: explain the theory behind men carrying the disease (chlamydia trachoma?

A male or a female: May be infected with chlamydia without being aware because it can be asymptomatic. Chlamydia can be spread via oral, vaginal & anal sex. ...Read more

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Ihave chronic dryness in eyes and swelling in eyelids my dr said its trachoma but only give me lubricants im still suffering year ago.

Ihave chronic dryness in eyes and swelling in eyelids my dr said its trachoma but only give me lubricants im still suffering year ago.

Eye doc or PCP: If you were seen by your PCP then you need to see an eye doctor ophtalmalogist not optemetristin my understanding unless there is a specific pathogen suspected the treatment is a lubricant tp prevent the eye from staying dry
unless the culture showed a specific pathogen then it should be treated
check with ophtalmologist ...Read more

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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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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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What is an anal chlamydia infection like?

Rectal symptoms: Rectal pain, pain on defecation, and rectal bleeding or discharge. Remember that some anal chlamydia, especially in gay men, is due to a type of chlamydia called lymphogranuloma venereum (lgv), which requires a longer course of treatment than standard chlamydia. Not all labs can tell the difference. ...Read more

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Trachoma (Definition)

A bacterial infection ...Read more