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Micro biology class

Anna C

on 1 May 2013

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Transcript of Chlamydia

By: Cande Chavez Chlamydia What is Chlamydia? Diagnostic and treatment Test:
Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAATs)
Cell Culture
Urine Test
Symptoms often, no symptoms
known as a "silent" infection Called C. trachomatis.
small gram-negative, pathogens.
its a sexually transmitted disease (STD)

Symptoms in women, if any: Increase of vaginal discharge
burning during urination
bleeding after sexual intercourse
irritation of the area around the vagina Symptoms of Men, if any: clear,white, or yellow discharge from the eye of the penis
burning and pain during urination.
Tingling or itching sensation
Who's affected? Any sexually active person
Having unprotected sex
Very common STD
Young people have a higher risk
1 in every 15 women from ages 14-19 have chlamydia
pregnant women Serious health problems: In women:
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
permanent damage to the reproductive tract
long term pelvic pain
inability to get pregnant
Ectopic pregnancy
In men:
prevention of fathering children
In Pregnant Women:
Pre-term delivery
Eye infection
single dose, 7-day
7-day treatment
Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) Prevention: Use latex male condoms
long term mutually monogamous relationship
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