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Chlamydia

  • Pers-Anders Mårdh
  • Jorma Paavonen
  • Mirja Puolakkainen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pers-Anders Mårdh, Jorma Paavonen, Mirja Puolakkainen
      Pages 3-12
  3. Microbiology, Immunopathology, and Animal Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Pers-Anders Mårdh, Jorma Paavonen, Mirja Puolakkainen
      Pages 15-28
    3. Pers-Anders Mårdh, Jorma Paavonen, Mirja Puolakkainen
      Pages 29-45
    4. Pers-Anders Mårdh, Jorma Paavonen, Mirja Puolakkainen
      Pages 47-55
    5. Pers-Anders Mårdh, Jorma Paavonen, Mirja Puolakkainen
      Pages 57-67
  4. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Pers-Anders Mårdh, Jorma Paavonen, Mirja Puolakkainen
      Pages 71-99
  5. Antibiosis and Vaccines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Pers-Anders Mårdh, Jorma Paavonen, Mirja Puolakkainen
      Pages 103-105
    3. Pers-Anders Mårdh, Jorma Paavonen, Mirja Puolakkainen
      Pages 107-114
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      Pages 115-116
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      Pages 117-119
    6. Pers-Anders Mårdh, Jorma Paavonen, Mirja Puolakkainen
      Pages 121-123
  6. Chlamydia trachomatis Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Pers-Anders Mårdh, Jorma Paavonen, Mirja Puolakkainen
      Pages 127-136
    3. Pers-Anders Mårdh, Jorma Paavonen, Mirja Puolakkainen
      Pages 137-150
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      Pages 151-180
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      Pages 181-185
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      Pages 187-188
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      Pages 189-193
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      Pages 195-197
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      Pages 199-200
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      Pages 201-202
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      Pages 203-206
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      Pages 211-214
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      Pages 215-220
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      Pages 221-232
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      Pages 233-235
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      Pages 237-239
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      Pages 241-242
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      Pages 243-246
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      Pages 247-248
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      Pages 249-249
    21. Pers-Anders Mårdh, Jorma Paavonen, Mirja Puolakkainen
      Pages 251-260
  7. Chlamydia psittaci Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Pers-Anders Mårdh, Jorma Paavonen, Mirja Puolakkainen
      Pages 263-267
    3. Pers-Anders Mårdh, Jorma Paavonen, Mirja Puolakkainen
      Pages 269-270
    4. Pers-Anders Mårdh, Jorma Paavonen, Mirja Puolakkainen
      Pages 271-275
    5. Pers-Anders Mårdh, Jorma Paavonen, Mirja Puolakkainen
      Pages 277-281
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 283-370

About this book

Introduction

During recent decades, it has been firmly documented that chlamydiae are com­ mon and important pathogens in humans and animals. In humans, chlamydiae are known to cause trachoma (which is still one of the major blinding diseases in the world) and are also one of the most common etiological agents of sexually transmitted diseases and the sequelae thereof, such as infertility. In the last few years, it has also become evident that chlamydiae, i.e., the so-called TWAR agents, are common respiratory tract pathogens. Chlamydiae are also important pathogens in birds and lower mammals, in whom they cause a variety of infectious conditions, a spectrum which has in­ creased every year. Some of these infections occur as zoonoses, e.g., psit­ tacosis/ornithosis and, as recently discovered, abortion. Know ledge of the molecular biology and immunobiology of chlamydiae has expanded rapidly during recent years. Insight into the pathophysiology of chla­ mydial infections has also increased, and new methods for the diagnosis of chlamydial infections have been introduced. The importance of establishing control and preventive programs for chla­ mydial infections has become obvious in order to combat the present chlamydial epidemic. We hope that this book can usefully serve those who want to increase their general knowledge of Chlamydia and that it can act as a handbook and reference source for those involved in chlamydial research as well as for those working with chlamydial infections in medical and veterinary clinical disciplines, includ­ ing clinical laboratories.

Keywords

Hepatitis Sexually Transmitted Diseases antibiotics antigen antimicrobial child fertility histopathology infection infections infectious infertility pathophysiology pregnancy sexually transmitted disease

Authors and affiliations

  • Pers-Anders Mårdh
    • 1
  • Jorma Paavonen
    • 2
  • Mirja Puolakkainen
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Clinical BacteriologyUniversity of UppsalaUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Helsinki University Central HospitalHelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.Institute of VirologyUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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