Repeated and persistent infection with Chlamydia and the development of chronic inflammation and disease

Wandy L. Beatty, Gerald I. Byrne, Richard P. Morrison

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Abstract

Chlamydia trachomatis is an important human pathogen that mediates disease processes capable of inflicting permanent damage. Aggressive inflammatory responses to repeated infections and to a persistent form of this intracellular bacterium, are thought to initiate the pathogenic events that lead to the debilitating sequelae of blinding trachoma and infertility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-98
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1994
Externally publishedYes

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