Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Chlamydia disease

Synonym(s): Chlamydophila felis infection

Contributor(s): Stephen Barr, David Godfrey, Kim Willoughby

Introduction

  • Cause: contagious infection with the intracellular bacterium Chlamydophila felis Chlamydophila felis.
  • Signs: conjunctivitis (very rarely respiratory complications).
  • Diagnosis: detection of the organism using PCR, isolation of bacterium, cytology.
  • Treatment: topical and systemic tetracyclines.
  • Prognosis: good although carrier state may develop.
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Pathogenesis

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Diagnosis

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