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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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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

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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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What sort of disease is a chlamydia infection?

What sort of disease is a chlamydia infection?

Sexual transmitted: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. Both men and women can get this disease. It is caused by a bacteria that can infect the urethra (what we pee out of), causing pain, especially when urinating) and often a brown, foul-smelling discharge from the penis or vagina. It is easily treated with antibiotics. Untreated, it can cause bladder and uterus infections, and even sterility. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chlamydia infection?

What is the definition or description of: Chlamydia infection?

Chlamydia: Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States.
An estimated 2.8 million infections occur annually in the U.S. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis.

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Can norfloxacin be used for treating a chlamydia infection?

Can norfloxacin be used for treating a chlamydia infection?

Chlamydia Treatment: Azitromycin, erythromycin, Doxycycline and levofloxaci/ofloxacin can all be used to treat chlamydia infection of the cervix. Norfloxacin is similar to levofloxaci/ofloxacin but it has not been recommended for this purpose. ...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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Can symptoms of chlamydia infection show up after many years?

Yes: Chlamydia infection can be without symptoms in many women. Internal scarring and fallopian tube damage may occur. Sometimes that scarring can later lead to infertility and/ or pain. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of chlamydia infection show up after many partners?

Can symptoms of chlamydia infection show up after many partners?

Of course: Chlamydia can linger for a long time without causing any symptoms. This is how it is spread around so easily when people have intercourse without condoms. Get tested if you are at risk. ...Read more

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How common is it for a man not to show symptoms of chlamydia infection?

How common is it for a man not to show symptoms of chlamydia infection?

Pretty common: Chlamydia infections usually cause symptoms in males - usually at least burning with urination. It is unlikely but not impossible to have infection without symptoms - if you have concerns you should be tested....And change the behaviour that puts you at risk. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you and your partner create the chlamydia infection?

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Is it possible for you and your partner create the chlamydia infection?

No: You don't create the infection as much as you catch it & pass it on. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection/disease that is pre-existing and passed from sexual partner to sexual partner unless antibiotics are given or a condom is worn. That's why regardless of whether the female is taking a birth control pill or not, we always recommend that the male partner wear a condom each & every time. ...Read more

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How common is it for a woman not to show symptoms of chlamydia infection?

How common is it for a woman not to show symptoms of chlamydia infection?

Very common.: A significant majority of women with chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection, have no symptoms initially. Untreated though, chlamydia infections can lead to a serious condition called pelvic inflammatory disease, which can also cause infertility and increase the chance of ectopic pregnancy. If you've had unprotected sexual contact, or a new sexual partner, it's a good idea to get screened. ...Read more

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Trachoma (Definition)

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