Chlamydia

Common Name(s)

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can infect men and women. Chlamydia can do serious and permanent damage to a women's reproductive system, making it very difficult to get pregnant or have a healthy pregnancy. Symptoms in women include abnormal vaginal discharge and a burning feeling when urinating. Men with chlamydia may experience a discharge from their penis, a burning feeling when urinating, or pain and swelling in one or both testicles. Chlamydia is spread by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone with chlamydia. Chlamydia can also be passed from a pregnant mother to her newborn during childbirth. The only true way of avoiding chlamydia is by not having vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Using latex condoms while having vaginal, anal, or oral sex can greatly decrease your chances of getting chlamydia. Being in a monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested for STDs and has received results confirming they do not have chlamydia, is also another way to avoid getting the disease. Chlamydia can be cured with proper medication prescribed by your doctor. See your doctor if you think you may have chlamydia.

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Chlamydia" for support, advocacy or research.

HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

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Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Chlamydia" returned 2920 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Morphologic and molecular evaluation of Chlamydia trachomatis growth in human endocervix reveals distinct growth patterns.
 

Author(s): Maria E Lewis, Robert J Belland, Yasser M AbdelRahman, Wandy L Beatty, Ashok A Aiyar, Arnold H Zea, Sheila J Greene, Luis Marrero, Lyndsey R Buckner, David J Tate, Chris L McGowin, Pamela A Kozlowski, Michelle O'Brien, Rebecca A Lillis, David H Martin, Alison J Quayle

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In vitro models of Chlamydia trachomatis growth have long been studied to predict growth in vivo. Alternative or persistent growth modes in vitro have been shown to occur under the influence of numerous stressors but have not been studied in vivo. Here, we report the development of ...

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2014

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What's in a word: the use, misuse, and abuse of the word "persistence" in Chlamydia biology.
 

Author(s): Patrik M Bavoil

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The word persistence was used by Chlamydia researchers almost as soon as Chlamydia research was born to reflect the propensity of chlamydiae to cause inapparent infection in their hosts, from birds to humans. More recently, the term persistence has been used, misused, and sometimes ...

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2014

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Recommendations for the laboratory-based detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae--2014.
 

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Journal: MMWR Recomm Rep. 2014 Mar;63(RR-02):1-19.

 

This report updates CDC's 2002 recommendations regarding screening tests to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections (CDC. Screening tests to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections-2002. MMWR 2002;51[No. RR-15]) and provides new ...

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2014

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The terms "Chlamydia" returned 138 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Membrane vesicle production by Chlamydia trachomatis as an adaptive response.
 

Author(s): Kyla M Frohlich, Ziyu Hua, Alison J Quayle, Jin Wang, Maria E Lewis, Chau-wen Chou, Miao Luo, Lyndsey R Buckner, Li Shen

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Bacteria have evolved specific adaptive responses to cope with changing environments. These adaptations include stress response phenotypes with dynamic modifications of the bacterial cell envelope and generation of membrane vesicles (MVs). The obligate intracellular bacterium, Chlamydia ...

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2014

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Influence of the tryptophan-indole-IFN╬│ axis on human genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection: role of vaginal co-infections.
 

Author(s): Ashok Aiyar, Alison J Quayle, Lyndsey R Buckner, Shardulendra P Sherchand, Theresa L Chang, Arnold H Zea, David H Martin, Robert J Belland

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The natural history of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infections can vary widely; infections can spontaneously resolve but can also last from months to years, potentially progressing to cause significant pathology. The host and bacterial factors underlying this wide variation are not ...

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2014

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Chlamydia exploit the mammalian tryptophan-depletion defense strategy as a counter-defensive cue to trigger a survival state of persistence.
 

Author(s): Carol A Bonner, Gerald I Byrne, Roy A Jensen

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We previously proposed that in Chlamydiaceae rapid vegetative growth and a quiescent state of survival (persistence) depend upon alternative protein translational profiles dictated by host tryptophan (Trp) availability. These alternative profiles correspond, respectively, with a set ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2014

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Gonorrhea and Chlamydia HIV-infected Men Who Have Sex With Men
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: HIV Infection; Chlamydia; Gonorrhea

 

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2013

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Mecillinam for Treatment of Genital Chlamydia Infection
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection; Chlamydial Urethritis

 

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2014

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Time to Eradication of Mycoplasma Genitalium and Chlamydia Trachomatis After Treatment Commenced
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Urethritis; Cervicitis; Genital Mycoplasma Infection; Chlamydia Trachomatis

 

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2012

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