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AuthorMรฅrdh, Pers-Anders. author
TitleChlamydia [electronic resource] / by Pers-Anders Mรฅrdh, Jorma Paavonen, Mirja Puolakkainen
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1989
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-0719-8
Descript 388 p. online resource

SUMMARY

During recent decades, it has been firmly documented that chlamydiae are comยญ mon and important pathogens in humans and animals. In humans, chlamydiae are known to cause trachoma (which is still one of the major blinding diseases in the world) and are also one of the most common etiological agents of sexually transmitted diseases and the sequelae thereof, such as infertility. In the last few years, it has also become evident that chlamydiae, i.e., the so-called TWAR agents, are common respiratory tract pathogens. Chlamydiae are also important pathogens in birds and lower mammals, in whom they cause a variety of infectious conditions, a spectrum which has inยญ creased every year. Some of these infections occur as zoonoses, e.g., psitยญ tacosis/ornithosis and, as recently discovered, abortion. Know ledge of the molecular biology and immunobiology of chlamydiae has expanded rapidly during recent years. Insight into the pathophysiology of chlaยญ mydial infections has also increased, and new methods for the diagnosis of chlamydial infections have been introduced. The importance of establishing control and preventive programs for chlaยญ mydial infections has become obvious in order to combat the present chlamydial epidemic. We hope that this book can usefully serve those who want to increase their general knowledge of Chlamydia and that it can act as a handbook and reference source for those involved in chlamydial research as well as for those working with chlamydial infections in medical and veterinary clinical disciplines, includยญ ing clinical laboratories


CONTENT

I. Introduction -- 1. A Historical Outline -- II. Microbiology, Immunopathology, and Animal Models -- 2. The Chlamydiae -- 3. Pathology of Chlamydial Infections -- 4. Immune Response -- 5. Animal Models -- III. Diagnosis -- 6. Diagnosis of Chlamydial Infections -- IV. Antibiosis and Vaccines -- 7. Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing -- 8. Susceptibility of Chlamydiae to Different Antimicrobials -- 9. Body Fluid Constituents with Antichlamydial Activity -- 10. Persistence, Relapses, and Reinfections of Chlamydial Infections -- 11. Vaccines -- V. Chlamydia trachomatis Infections -- 12. Trachoma -- 13. Genital and Associated Infections in the Male -- 14. Genital Tract and Associated Infections in the Female -- 15. Infertility -- 16. Periappendicitis -- 17. Peritonitis and Perihepatitis -- 18. Adverse Pregnancy Outcome -- 19. Postpartum Endometritis -- 20. Tubal (Ectopic) Pregnancy -- 21. Contraceptive Use and Infection by Chlamydia trachomatis -- 22. Concomitant Infection with Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Other Genital Pathogens, and Treatment of Mixed Infections -- 23. Reiterโ{128}{153}s Syndrome -- 24. Lymphogranuloma Venereum -- 25. Neonatal Infections -- 26. Infections in Childhood -- 27. Chlamydial Infections in Adolescence -- 28. Sexual Abuse of Children -- 29. Ocular Nontrachoma Infections in Adults -- 30. Chlamydia trachomatis Respiratory Tract Infections in Adults -- 31. Disseminated Infections with Chlamydia trachomatis -- 32. Prevention and Control of Genital Chlamydial Infections -- VI. Chlamydia psittaci Infections -- 33. Chlamydia psittaci Infections in Humans -- 34. Chlamydia psittaci Infection in Birds -- 35. Chlamydia psittaci Infection in Mammals 271 -- 36. TWAR Infections -- References


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