Chlamydia

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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: 9 Jul 2015

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The STD Project

Established in April of 2012 during STD Awareness Month, The STD Project is a multi-award-winning independent website and progressive movement eradicating STD stigma by facilitating and encouraging awareness, education, and acceptance through story-telling and resource recommendations. We are taking steps toward modern-day sexual health and prevention by advocating for conscientious and informed decisions.

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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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: 9 Jul 2015

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The STD Project

Established in April of 2012 during STD Awareness Month, The STD Project is a multi-award-winning independent website and progressive movement eradicating STD stigma by facilitating and encouraging awareness, education, and acceptance through story-telling and resource recommendations. We are taking steps toward modern-day sexual health and prevention by advocating for conscientious and informed decisions.

http://www.thestdproject.com/

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Chlamydia" returned 3207 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Serosurvey of Avian metapneumovirus, Orithobacterium rhinotracheale, and Chlamydia psittaci and Their Potential Association with Avian Airsacculitis.
 

Author(s): Zong Hui Zuo, Tian Yuan Zhang, Yong Xia Guo, Jun Chu, Guang Gang Qu, Li Zhong Miao, Zhi Qiang Shen, Cheng He

Journal: Biomed. Environ. Sci.. 2018 May;31(5):403-406.

 

Seasonal outbreaks of airsacculitis in China's poultry cause great economic losses annually. This study tried to unveil the potential role of Avian metapneumovirus (AMPV), Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale (ORT) and Chlamydia psittaci (CPS) in avian airsacculitis. A serological investigation ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Chlamydia exploits filopodial capture and a macropinocytosis-like pathway for host cell entry.
 

Author(s): Charlotte Ford, Andrea Nans, Emmanuel Boucrot, Richard D Hayward

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Pathogens hijack host endocytic pathways to force their own entry into eukaryotic target cells. Many bacteria either exploit receptor-mediated zippering or inject virulence proteins directly to trigger membrane reorganisation and cytoskeletal rearrangements. By contrast, extracellular ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A PRISMA systematic review and meta-analysis on Chlamydia trachomatis infections in Iranian women (1986-2015).
 

Author(s): Daem Roshani, Rashid Ramazanzadeh, Fariba Farhadifar, Amjad Ahmadi, Safoura Derakhshan, Samaneh Rouhi, Shamsi Zarea, Farnaz Zandvakili

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Apr;97(16):e0335.

 

Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) is the cause of genital tract infections in women. Some evidence has shown the role of this infection with CT in spontaneous abortions. The purpose of this study is to study the frequency of CT infection in Iranian women.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Chlamydia" returned 162 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Systematic reviews of point-of-care tests for the diagnosis of urogenital infections.
 

Author(s): Helen Kelly, Cordelia E M Coltart, Nitika Pant Pai, Jeffrey D Klausner, Magnus Unemo, Igor Toskin, Rosanna W Peeling

Journal: Sex Transm Infect. 2017 12;93(S4):S22-S30.

 

WHO estimates that 131 million new cases of urogenital (CT) infections occur globally every year. Most infections are asymptomatic. Untreated infection in women can lead to severe complications. Screening and treatment of at-risk populations is a priority for prevention and control.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Ironing Out the Unconventional Mechanisms of Iron Acquisition and Gene Regulation in .
 

Author(s): Nick D Pokorzynski, Christopher C Thompson, Rey A Carabeo

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The obligate intracellular pathogen , along with its close species relatives, is known to be strictly dependent upon the availability of iron. Deprivation of iron induces an aberrant morphological phenotype termed "persistence." This persistent phenotype develops in response to various ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Chlamydia trachomatis: the Persistent Pathogen.
 

Author(s): Steven S Witkin, Evelyn Minis, Aikaterini Athanasiou, Julie Leizer, Iara M Linhares

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is an obligate intracellular bacterium whose only natural host is humans. Although presenting as asymptomatic in most women, genital tract chlamydial infections are a leading cause of pelvic inflammatory disease, tubal factor infertility, and ectopic pregnancy. has evolved successful ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prevention of Diseases Induced by Chlamydia Trachomatis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Genital Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection

 

Last Updated: 15 Jan 2018

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Trial of Azithromycin vs. Doxycycline for the Treatment of Rectal Chlamydia in MSM
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Anal Chlamydia Infection

 

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2018

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Check it: A New Approach to Controlling Chlamydia Transmission in Young People
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection; Gonorrhea

 

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2018

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