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Volume 2, Number 4—October 1996

Synopsis

Chlamydiae as Pathogens: New Species and New Issues

Rosanna W. Peeling*Comments to Author  and Robert C. Brunham†
Author affiliations: *Laboratory Centre for Disease Control Health, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; †Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

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Spectrum of human diseases caused by Chlamydiae

Species Acute Diseases Sequelae/Chronic Diseases
C. trachomatis
Serovars A-C conjunctivitis trachoma
Serovars D-K urethritis proctitis, epididymo-orchitis, Reiter's Syndrome
cervicitis pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, tubal infertility, Fitz-Hugh Curtis Syndrome
ophthalmia neonatorum
neonatal pneumonia
LGV serovars lymphogranuloma venereum
C. pneumoniae pharyngitis ?cardiovascular disease
sinusitis ?asthma
bronchitis
community-acquired pneumonia
C. psittaci
parrot atypical pneumonia
canaries hepatic and renal
pigeons dysfunction
turkeys endocarditis
ducks
chickens
cats conjunctivitis
ewes abortion

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