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Microbiology - Chlamydiae

Atypical bacteria chlamydiae, mycoplasmae, ureaplasmae, rickettsiae
chlamydiae genera chlamydia/chlamydophila
chlamydia species chlamydia trachomatis & c. psittaci
chlamydia trachomatis many serotypes
chlamydia psittaci does not have various serotypes
chlamydiae smallest of cellular organisms
chlamydiae obligate intracellular parasites
chlamydiae 2 distinct life forms: elementary & reticulate bodies
chlamydiae previously known as bedsonia
chlamydiae interesting life cylce
elementary body infectious, changes into reticulate body into host cell. Can survive oustide the cell
reticulate body multiplies by binary fission, inside host cell changes into elementary body. Are incapable of causing infection
Chlamydial diseases C. Trachomatis - A,B,Ba (Trachoma); C. Trachomatis D-K (Inclusion Conjunctivitis & #1 STD & Inclusion Blenorrhea); C. Trachomatis L1,L2, L3 (STD: Lymphogranuloma Venereum)
Chlamydia Psittaci causes Parrot fever (Ornithosis)
C. Trachomatis A,B,Ba causes Trachoma
Trachoma #1 preventable eye infection, causes corneal tumor (Pannus), velvety conjuctiva
C. Trachomatis D-K causes inclusion conjuctivitis, #1 STD, & inclusion blenorrhea
Inclusion Conjuctivitis non blinding eye infection (swimming pool conjuctivitis)
#1 STD mimics Gonorrhea (#3 STD)
Inclusion Blenorrhea eye infection of neonate, pus in eye, rarely causes blindness, passed from mother to new born
Created by: JYarger