Trachoma

Known as: Tracoma, Egyptian Ophthalmia, Trachoom 
A chronic infection of the CONJUNCTIVA and CORNEA caused by CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS.
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2007
Review
2007
More than one billion people – mostly in the developing world – suffer from one or more neglected tropical disease. While… (More)
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
This paper presents estimates of the prevalence of visual impairment and its causes in 2002, based on the best available evidence… (More)
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND Trachoma, caused by repeated ocular infection with Chlamydia trachomatis, is an important cause of blindness. Current… (More)
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2004
Review
2004
Trachoma is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis. Clinical grading with the WHO simplified system can be highly repeatable provided… (More)
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2003
Highly Cited
2003
PURPOSE Trachoma is the leading cause of infectious blindness worldwide. Control strategies target antibiotic therapy to… (More)
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2003
Highly Cited
2003
BACKGROUND Antibiotics are an important part of WHO's strategy to eliminate trachoma as a blinding disease by 2020. At present… (More)
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2001
Review
2001
Diseases affecting the cornea are a major cause of blindness worldwide, second only to cataract in overall importance. The… (More)
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1991
Review
1991
A total of 144 studies were analysed to examine the impact of improved water supply and sanitation facilities on ascariasis… (More)
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1991
Highly Cited
1991
Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide and data are needed on the epidemiological characteristics of… (More)
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1987
Highly Cited
1987
A simple grading system for trachoma, based on the presence or absence of five selected "key" signs, has been developed. The… (More)
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