Another name for Trachoma is Chlamydia Trachomatis.
What is chlamydia trachomatis?
Chlamydia trachomatis is a type of bacteria that is the most common cause of sexually transmitted disease. The bacteria cause inflammation and irritation of the urethra, called urethritis. Chlamydia trachomatis can also cause pneumonia, conjunctivitis, or lymphogranuloma venereum.
What are the symptoms of chlamydia trachomatis?
Most people with chlamydia trachomatis have no symptoms, which results in spread of the disease. Symptoms may include pain during urination, fever, nausea, and lymph gland in the groin. Males may have testicular pain and penile discharge. Females may have pelvic pain and vaginal discharge.
How does the doctor treat chlamydia trachomatis?
Treatment for chlamydia trachomatis includes antibiotics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain and fever.
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