Chlamydia Trachomatis

Etiology

  • Spread thru poor hand hygiene, sharing towels, or via flies
  • Endemic in poor/developing countries
  • A leading cause blindness world-wide

Symptoms

  • Chronic
  • Purulent conjunctivitis
  • Can lead to scarring of lid→ inward turned lashes→ scarring of cornea→ blindness

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