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.

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Help please! Is chlamydial conjunctivitis treated the same as genital chlamydia infection?

Yes. Oral antibiotics, such as doxycycline, are often used. Eye drops are not effective for this disorder. Treating the genital infection will also treat the eye infection. Read more...

Is it true that chlamydial conjunctivitis is treated the same as genital chlamydia infection?

Yes. Chlamydial conjunctivitis should be treated systemically just like a genital chlamydial infection as they are often associated so systemic therapy is indicated. Read more...

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...