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Describe how chlamydial infections can lead to ectopic pregnancies and blindness?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 2 different mechanis

For the mom it can be a silent infection and damage the fallopian tubes causing ectopic pregnancies.
If a baby is born to a mom with a chlamydia infection an their eyes become infected the baby could become blind.

In brief: 2 different mechanis

For the mom it can be a silent infection and damage the fallopian tubes causing ectopic pregnancies.
If a baby is born to a mom with a chlamydia infection an their eyes become infected the baby could become blind.
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology

In brief: Chlamydia

One type of chlamydia is chlamydia trachomatis-- this is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world-- in this disease, the organism leads to severe scarring of the eye-- the scarring is responsible for the blindness-- fortunately, this infection can be treated early with antibiotics, if the diagnosis is made.
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In brief: Chlamydia

One type of chlamydia is chlamydia trachomatis-- this is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world-- in this disease, the organism leads to severe scarring of the eye-- the scarring is responsible for the blindness-- fortunately, this infection can be treated early with antibiotics, if the diagnosis is made.
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Dr. Theodore Wu
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