Obligate intracellular microorganism in the form of Elementary bodies, Chlamydia trachomatis, in the extracellular environment surrounds itself with a mantle, like Zorro and can adapt in a balanced activity as in a niche, letting the cells survive but determin- ing multisite and long-lasting subclinical forms, causing inflammatory pathologies that go beyond the trachoma itself to one way of Inflammaging. This means alerting the medical doctor to verify signs or consequences typical of C. trachomatis infection such as tri- chiasis, corneal ulcer and trachomatous scar, spontaneous abortion, inflammatory pelvic disease, infertility and cervical cancer, also paying attention to the correlation with ocular lymphomas, the rare oropharyngeal disease also supported by Neisseria gonorrheae and introducing the need to control patients also for sexual attitude. This suggests the opportunity to add an S. (Sexual Behaviour) to the S.A.F.E. strategy prescribed by The WHO to combat trachoma.

Who is Afraid of a Bug Mantled Like Zorro?

Carla Enrica Gallenga.
Primo
Investigation
;
Paolo Perri.
Penultimo
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Carlo Contini
Ultimo
Writing – Review & Editing
2019

Abstract

Obligate intracellular microorganism in the form of Elementary bodies, Chlamydia trachomatis, in the extracellular environment surrounds itself with a mantle, like Zorro and can adapt in a balanced activity as in a niche, letting the cells survive but determin- ing multisite and long-lasting subclinical forms, causing inflammatory pathologies that go beyond the trachoma itself to one way of Inflammaging. This means alerting the medical doctor to verify signs or consequences typical of C. trachomatis infection such as tri- chiasis, corneal ulcer and trachomatous scar, spontaneous abortion, inflammatory pelvic disease, infertility and cervical cancer, also paying attention to the correlation with ocular lymphomas, the rare oropharyngeal disease also supported by Neisseria gonorrheae and introducing the need to control patients also for sexual attitude. This suggests the opportunity to add an S. (Sexual Behaviour) to the S.A.F.E. strategy prescribed by The WHO to combat trachoma.
2019
Gallenga, Carla Enrica; Boccio., Marco Del; Boccio., Gilberto Del; Perri, Paolo; Contini, Carlo
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