Chlamydia trachomatis strains and virulence: rethinking links to infection prevalence and disease severity.

@article{Byrne2010ChlamydiaTS,
  title={Chlamydia trachomatis strains and virulence: rethinking links to infection prevalence and disease severity.},
  author={Gerald I. Byrne},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={201 Suppl 2},
  pages={S126-33}
}
An unanswered question concerning prevalence and disease severity of Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection is whether more prevalent strains or strains more likely to cause serious disease complications are causally associated with specific virulence attributes. The major method for distinguishing chlamydial strains is based on differences in the major outer membrane protein (MOMP). A subset of MOMP serovars (D and E serovars) are easily the most prevalent strains identified worldwide, but… CONTINUE READING
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