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Edited by Mihai Mares

Ion Ionescu de la Brad University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Iași

Nowadays, Chlamydia still represents a redoubtable pathogen. Among its consequences, the blindness in children and severe impairment of reproductive health in adults are the most mutilating. Worldwide, it is estimated that six million of people suffer from post-trachoma blindness and almost 90 million become sexually infected each year. Due to its silent evolution and sexually transmission, the chlamydial infection can occur in anyone. The book “Chlamydia - A Multifaceted Pathogen” contains an updated review of all-important issues concerning the chlamydial infection. It comprises 18 chapters grouped in four major parts dealing with etiology and pathogenicity, clinical aspects, diagnosis and prevention. The new molecular data about the pathogenicity and the exhaustive presentation of clinical findings bring novelty to the book and improve our knowledge about Chlamydia induced diseases.

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ChlamydiaEdited by Mihai Mares

Published: March 30th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1153

ISBN: 978-953-51-0470-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6952-9

Copyright year: 2012

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43695 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

12 Dimensions Citations


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1. Molecular Epidemiology of Chlamydia trachomatis Urogenital Infection

By Virginia Sanchez Monroy and Jose D'Artagnan Villalba-Magdaleno


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2. Host-Pathogen Co-Evolution: Chlamydia trachomatis Modulates Surface Ligand Expression in Genital Epithelial Cells to Evade Immune Recognition

By Gerialisa Caesar, Joyce A. Ibana, Alison J. Quayle and Danny J. Schust


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3. Manipulation of Host Vesicular Trafficking and Membrane Fusion During Chlamydia Infection

By Erik Ronzone, Jordan Wesolowski and Fabienne Paumet


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4. Host Immune Response to Chlamydia Infection

By Chifiriuc Mariana Carmen, Socolov Demetra, Moshin Veaceslav, Lazar Veronica, Mihaescu Grigore and Bleotu Coralia


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5. The Role of T Regulatory Cells in Chlamydia trachomatis Genital Infection

By Kathleen A. Kelly, Cheryl I. Champion and Janina Jiang


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6. Insights into the Biology, Infections and Laboratory Diagnosis of Chlamydia

By H.N. Madhavan, J. Malathi and R. Bagyalakshmi


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7. Chlamydia trachomatis Infections in Neonates

By Eszter Balla and Fruzsina Petrovay


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8. The Role of Chlamydophila (Chlamydia) Pneumoniae in the Pathogenesis of Coronary Artery Disease

By Miroslaw Brykczynski


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9. Chlamydiae in Gastrointestinal Disease

By Aldona Dlugosz and Greger Lindberg


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10. Chlamydia, Hepatocytes and Liver

By Yuriy K. Bashmakov and Ivan M. Petyaev


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11. Chlamydia trachomatis Infection and Reproductive Health Outcomes in Women

By Luis Pineiro and Gustavo Cilla


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12. Correlation Between Chlamydia trachomatis IgG and Pelvic Adherence Syndrome

By Demetra Socolov, Coralia Bleotu, Nora Miron, Razvan Socolov, Lucian Boiculese, Mihai Mares, Sorici Natalia, Moshin Veaceslav, Anca Botezatu and Gabriela Anton


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13. The Role of Chlamydia trachomatis in Male Infertility

By Gilberto Jaramillo-Rangel, Guadalupe Gallegos-Avila, Benito Ramos-Gonzalez, Salomon Alvarez-Cuevas, Andres M. Morales-García, Jose Javier Sanchez, Ivett C. Miranda-Maldonado, Alberto Niderhauser-Garcia, Jesus Ancer-Rodriguez and Marta Ortega-Martinez


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14. Chlamydial Infection in Urologic Diseases

By Young-Suk Lee and Kyu-Sung Lee


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15. Pathogenesis of Chlamydia pneumonia Persistent Illnesses in Autoimmune Diseases

By Hamidreza Honarmand


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16. Chlamydia: Possible Mechanisms of the Long Term Complications

By Teoman Zafer Apan


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17. Diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis Infection

By Adele Visser and Anwar Hoosen


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18. Chlamydia Prevention by Influencing Risk Perceptions

By Fraukje E.F. Mevissen, Ree M. Meertens and Robert A.C. Ruiter


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