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  1. Chlamydia trachomatis, C. trachomatisnoun

    bacteria responsible for the sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia and lymphogranuloma venereum


  1. Chlamydia trachomatis

    Chlamydia trachomatis (), commonly known as chlamydia, is a bacterium that causes chlamydia, which can manifest in various ways, including: trachoma, lymphogranuloma venereum, nongonococcal urethritis, cervicitis, salpingitis, pelvic inflammatory disease. C. trachomatis is the most common infectious cause of blindness and the most common sexually transmitted bacterium.Different types of C. trachomatis cause different diseases. The most common strains cause disease in the genital tract, while other strains cause disease in the eye or lymph nodes. Like other Chlamydia species, the C. trachomatis life cycle consists of two morphologically distinct life stages: elementary bodies and reticulate bodies. Elementary bodies are spore-like and infectious, whereas reticulate bodies are in the replicative stage and are seen only within host cells.


  1. chlamydia trachomatis

    Chlamydia trachomatis is a type of bacteria that causes one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in humans. This infection can cause a number of health problems such as infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and prostatitis if untreated. It can also cause trachoma, a type of eye infection common in tropical regions. It is usually spread through sexual contact, but can also be passed from mother to baby during childbirth. The infection is often asymptomatic, meaning many people are unaware they are infected.


  1. Chlamydia trachomatis

    Chlamydia trachomatis, an obligate intracellular human pathogen, is one of three bacterial species in the genus Chlamydia. C. trachomatis is a Gram-Negative bacteria, therefore its cell wall components retain the counter-stain safranin and appear pink under a light microscope. It can appear as either coccoid or rod shape. The inclusion bodies of Chlamydia trachomatis were first described in 1942, the Chlamydia trachomatis agent was first cultured in the yolk sacs of eggs by Professor Feifan Tang et al in 1957. Chlamydial infection. Advances in the diagnostic isolation of Chlamydia, including TRIC agent, from the eye, genital tract, and rectum. C. trachomatis includes three human biovars: ⁕serovars Ab, B, Ba, or C - cause trachoma: infection of the eyes which can lead to blindness and is prevalent in Africa ⁕serovars D-K - cause urethritis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, neonatal pneumonia, and neonatal conjunctivitis ⁕serovars L1, L2 and L3 - lymphogranuloma venereum. Many, but not all, C. trachomatis strains have an extrachromosomal plasmid. In a study released on March 12, 2012 in Nature Genetics, researchers have found that Chlamydia has evolved more actively than was previously thought. Using whole genome sequencing the researchers show that the exchange of DNA between different strains of Chlamydia to form new strains is much more common than expected.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Chlamydia trachomatis

    Type species of CHLAMYDIA causing a variety of ocular and urogenital diseases.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chlamydia trachomatis in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chlamydia trachomatis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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