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Correlation of Clinical Trachoma and Infection in Aboriginal Communities

Michel, Claude-Edouard C.; Roper, Katrina G.; Divena, Magda A.; Lee, Helen H.; Taylor, Hugh R.


BACKGROUND Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness due to conjunctival infection with Chlamydia trachomatis. The presence of active trachoma and evidence of infection are poorly correlated and a strong immunologically-mediated inflammatory response means that clinical signs last much longer than infection. This population-based study in five Aboriginal communities endemic for trachoma in northern Australia compared a fine grading of clinical trachoma with diagnostic positivity and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-03-15
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000986


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