Chlamydia Research Paper

Chlamydia is a pathogen classified as bacteria, and it is an obligated intracellular organism it is lacks of mitochondria, so it does not produce its own energy and depends completely on the host’s cell metabolism (Oligosaccharide that mediated chlamydial infection is identified, 1997). Chlamydia can affect both men and women. Usually, people infected with this germ do not show evidence of symptoms or if they do, they would be mild, and sometimes when complications associated with the disease appear, they can occur without exposing the root cause. Chlamydia is acknowledged such as agent that causes infertility (Batool Hossein Rashidi B, et al., 2012).
History of the disease:
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted disease
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The disease can affect different organs, and cause a variety of symptomatology and the most common are chronic burning sensation during urination and abdominal pain. Moreover, the infected person can experience unusual discharge which can range from a cloudy white or creamy from the penis or vagina. Women can note bleeding spots between menstrual periods and pain during sexual intercourses. In men the testis may be swollen and tender, it is essential to recognize that these signs and symptoms are not present in all person who are infected with the disease (Thomas A. Bell, et Al, …show more content…
Usually the infection in human is asymptomatic or courses with small amounts of symptoms. The natural history of this disease that can affect not only women but also men is not yet completely understood. When the symptoms are present, they are usually mild, causing secretion from the penis in an infected man or vaginal discharge in women. The chlamydia infection can be transmitted during vaginal, anal or oral or intercourses. As well it will be spread from mother to the newborn through vaginal delivery. Teenager girls and young women who are sexually active are in an increased risk of infection because the cervix (the entrance to the uterus) has not been fully formed and is more susceptible to infections. The early detention of this disease and prompt treatment can prevent Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in women and avoid

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