Trachoma

@article{Taylor2014Trachoma,
  title={Trachoma},
  author={Hugh R. Taylor and Matthew J. Burton and Danny Haddad and Sheila K. West and Heathcote R Wright},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2014},
  volume={384},
  pages={2142-2152}
}
Trachoma and Inclusion Conjunctivitis
TRACHOMA
TLDR
This Primer summarizes the epidemiology, pathophysiology and diagnosis of trachoma as well as its management, disease control and elimination, and key areas for future research.
Chlamydia trachomatis conjunctivitis in the pre-pubertal child
TLDR
The case of a 7-year-old girl, referred for assessment at the sexual assault referral centre following the diagnosis of unilateral C. trachomatis conjunctivitis, aims to take the reader through the complex path to this conclusion, the approach to sexually transmitted infections and potential CSA and what is currently known about chlamydial conjunctvitis in children beyond the neonatal period.
Piloting a trachomatous trichiasis patient case-searching approach in two localities of Sudan
TLDR
The TT case-finding approach provides an example of an effective method for identifying TT patients and should be expanded to other parts of the country known to be endemic for trachoma.
Detecting extra-ocular Chlamydia trachomatis in a trachoma-endemic community in Ethiopia: Identifying potential routes of transmission
TLDR
Ct DNA was detected on hands, faces and clothing of individuals living in ocular-positive households suggesting that this might be a route of transmission within Chlamydia trachomatis infected households and within and between Ct infected and uninfected households.
Exploring barriers for trachomatous trichiasis surgery implementation in gamo zone, Southern Ethiopia
TLDR
Post-surgical trichiasis, lack of commitment from government officials and negative perception of patients towards the disease were considered as the reported barriers for implementation of trachomatoustrichiasis surgery.
Risk factors for the progression of trachomatous scarring in a cohort of women in a trachoma low endemic district in Tanzania
TLDR
The 3.5-year progression of scarring among women in Kongwa, a formerly hyperendemic now turned hypoendemic district in central Tanzania, was high despite a low active trachoma prevalence, suggesting that the drivers of Scarring progression are likely not related to on-going trachomatous transmission in this district.
Comparison of Face Washing and Face Wiping Methods for Trachoma Control: A Pilot Study
TLDR
Eye-to-eye transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis, the causative agent of trachoma, may be plausibly interrupted if faces are kept free of ocular and nasal discharge, and the importance of soap should not be overlooked during facial cleanliness promotion.
sion Patterns in Tanzanian Children with Ocular Chlamydia trachomatis Infection, Active Trachoma and Scarring: Baseline Results of a 4-Year Longitudinal Study. Frontiers in cellular and infection
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Immunofibrogenic Gene Expression Patterns in Tanzanian Children with Ocular Chlamydia trachomatis Infection, Active Trachoma and Scarring: Baseline Results of a 4-Year Longitudinal Study.
Comparison of genovars and Chlamydia trachomatis infection loads in ocular samples from children in two distinct cohorts in Sudan and Morocco
TLDR
Ass associations between Ct genovars and bacterial loads in ocular samples from two distinct geographical locations in Africa are investigated to elucidate if the noted difference in multiplication abilities are genovar and/or endemicity level dependent.
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