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Unformatted text preview: PATRICK DUFF, M.D. UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES Chlamydia Gonorrhea Syphilis LEARNING OBJECTIVES ■ Pathophysiology of infection ■ Clinical manifestations ■ Diagnosis ■ Treatment KEY QUESTIONS Most practical, clinically useful diagnostic test for gonorrhea and Chlamydia Most appropriate antibiotic for treatment of chlamydia endocervicitis Characteristic lesions of each stage of syphilis Esoterica CHLAMYDIA ■ Pathogen - Chlamydia trachomatis ■ Obligate intracellular parasite ■ Can be grown in tissue culture CHLAMYDIA MICROBIOLOGY Reticular body Elementary body – infectious form CHLAMYDIA MECHANISMS OF TRANSMISSION ■ Sexual contact ■ Perinatal CHLAMYDIA Frequency ■ Most common STD in Western countries ■ 3 - 5 x as common as gonorrhea ■ Prevalence varies with the population CHLAMYDIA MANIFESTATIONS IN MEN ■ Urethritis ■ Proctitis ■ Epididymitis CHLAMYDIA MANIFESTATIONS IN WOMEN ■ Urethritis ■ Endocervicitis ■ Proctitis ■ PID ■ Perihepatitis FITZ-HUGH-CURTIS SYNDROME CHLAMYDIA DIAGNOSIS ■ Clinical examination ■ Culture ■ Nucleic acid probes - PCR CHLAMYDIA...
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This note was uploaded on 07/02/2011 for the course MMC 6500 taught by Professor Gulig during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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