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Haller-Schober, EM; El-Shabrawi, Y.
Chlamydial conjunctivitis (in adults), uveitis, and reactive arthritis, including SARA. Sexually acquired reactive arthritis.
BEST PRACT RES CLIN OBSTET GY 2002 16: 815-828. Doi: 10.1053%2Fbeog.2002.0320
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Führende Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Haller-Schober Eva-Maria
Co-Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
El-Shabrawi Yosuf

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This chapter deals with Chlamydia -induced ocular and rheumatic diseases of the adult. All of these may follow a primary urogenital infection with Chlamydia trachomatis in genetically predisposed patients. Besides the infection with Chlamydia trachomatis, infections with Chlamydia pneumoniae and Chlamydia psittaci are also discussed as possible causative agents. Chlamydial conjunctivitis is frequently a secondary infection, and the organism is transferred from the urogenital tract to the eye by autoinoculation. Uveitis and reactive arthritis are believed to be triggered - among other infections - by a preceding urogenital infection. Both of them are closely associated with HLA-B27 positivity. The simultaneous occurrence of uveitis and reactive arthritis is termed Reiter's syndrome.We report on clinical characteristics, diagnosis and the role of Chlamydia in the pathogenesis of chlamydial conjunctivitis, uveitis and reactive arthritis as well as on the currently recommended treatment regimens.
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Adult -
Arthritis, Reactive - diagnosis
Chlamydia Infections - diagnosis
Conjunctivitis, Bacterial - diagnosis
Eye Infections, Bacterial - diagnosis
Humans - diagnosis
Uveitis, Anterior - diagnosis

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Chlamydia trachomatis
reactive arthritis
SARA (sexually acquired reactive arthritis)
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