Intracellular Pathogens 1: Chlamydiales by Tan M., Bavoil P. (eds.)

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2011. Chlamydia trachomatis infection and risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Sex. Transm. Infect. 87:372–376. Littman, A. , L. A. Jackson, E.  D. Thornquist, C. A. Gaydos, and T. L. Vaughan. 2004. Interlaboratory reliability of microimmunofluorescence test for measurement of Chlamydia pneumoniae-specific immunoglobulin A and G antibody titers. Clin. Diagn. Lab. Immunol. 11:615–617. Lyons, J. , S. A. Morre, and J. A. Land. 2009. Aspects of reproductive biology that influence the distribution and spread of Chlamydia trachomatis within the female genital tract: a new paradigm.

There are also insufficient data to support the hypothesis that C. pneumoniae is an initiator of asthma. Antibiotic treatment trials for asthma have shown inconsistent results, related in part to differing diagnostic criteria for C. pneumoniae infection and failure to include infection end points in some studies. Another confounding factor is that antibiotics commonly used to treat C. pneumoniae i­nfection, 1. , 2009). Other Conditions A role for C. pneumoniae in the causation of other chronic illnesses such as macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s dementia, and multiple sclerosis is highly uncertain, again due to the lack of standardized diagnostic tools.

Caritis, M. Dombrowski, O. Langer, M. J. O’Sullivan, et al. 2005. Spontaneous resolution of asymptomatic Chlamydia trachomatis in pregnancy. Obstet. Gynecol. 105:557–562. Shew, M. , J. D. Fortenberry, W. Tu, B. E. Juliar, B. E. Batteiger, B. Qadadri, and D. R. Brown. 2006. Association of condom use, sexual behaviors and sexually transmitted infections with the duration of genital human papillomavirus infection among adolescent women. Arch. Pediatr. Adolesc. Med. 160:151–156. Solomon, A. , M. J.

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