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Trachoma

Abstract
Trachoma is a bacterial infection of the eyes caused by Chlamydia trachomatis. The infection leads to scarring of the inner surface of the eyelids and erosion of the corneal surface, which eventually leads to blindness. Trachoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide today. The bacteria are transmitted via direct or indirect contact. Contact with the affected person's eye or nose are the main ways the infection is spread. Closed living spaces and poor sanitation increase the spread of the disease.

Publisher

StatPearls Publishing
Treasure Island (FL)

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32644461

Citation

Ahmad B, Patel BC: Trachoma. StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing, 2020, Treasure Island (FL).
Ahmad B, Patel BC. Trachoma. StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing; 2020.
Ahmad B & Patel BC. (2020). Trachoma. In StatPearls. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing
Ahmad B, Patel BC. Trachoma. StatPearls. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - CHAP T1 - Trachoma BT - StatPearls A1 - Ahmad,Bilal, AU - Patel,Bhupendra C., Y1 - 2020/01// PY - 2020/7/10/pubmed PY - 2020/7/10/medline PY - 2020/7/10/entrez N2 - Trachoma is a bacterial infection of the eyes caused by Chlamydia trachomatis. The infection leads to scarring of the inner surface of the eyelids and erosion of the corneal surface, which eventually leads to blindness. Trachoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide today. The bacteria are transmitted via direct or indirect contact. Contact with the affected person's eye or nose are the main ways the infection is spread. Closed living spaces and poor sanitation increase the spread of the disease. PB - StatPearls Publishing CY - Treasure Island (FL) UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32644461/StatPearls:_Trachoma L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK559035 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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