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Trachoma. A dangerous, contagious, prevalent, preventable disease of the eye.

Trachoma. A dangerous, contagious, prevalent, preventable disease of the eye.

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Government publications,
  • Medicine, Preventive,
  • Trachoma

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesPaper on trachoma by John J. Kindred
    SeriesH.doc.1405
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    Pagination14 p.
    Number of Pages14
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16116847M

    Trachoma, or granular conjunctivitis, is a common cause of preventable blindness that is rare in the United States but widespread in developing countries, especially in Africa and Asia. The condition is caused by the same species that causes neonatal inclusion conjunctivitis in infants, Chlamydia trachomatis. Conjunctivitis can result from many causes, including viruses, bacteria, allergens, contact lens use, chemicals, fungi, and certain diseases. Schools should allow infected children to remain in school once any indicated therapy is implemented, except when viral or bacterial conjunctivitis is accompanied by systemic signs of illness.

      Trachoma is a disease that can cause blindness and visual impairment in about million people every year. Poor communities in rural areas of countries in Africa, Central and South America, Asia.   An infection caused by a species of chlamydia, trachoma is highly treatable and preventable, but it continues to be a major cause of blindness in developing countries. In its initial stages, trachoma is treated with oral or topical antibiotics, but in later stages, surgery may be necessary to prevent further vision loss.

    Trachoma is one of the world’s oldest diseases. It is also the number one cause of preventable blindness. It is a disease that is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachmatis. You can get this disease by coming in contact with the bacteria.   It is a common and preventable cause of blindness. The WHO adopted a resolution in to work towards global eradication of trachoma as a .


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Trachoma. A dangerous, contagious, prevalent, preventable disease of the eye Download PDF EPUB FB2

Trachoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in developing countries. It was reported as one of the seven most neglected tropical diseases that can be prevented via drug administration. Its infliction is primarily aimed at those living in areas deprived of clean water and proper by: Introduction Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide, resulting from recurrent infection with ocular strains of Chlamydia trachomatis.

While once widespread in Europe and the Americas, its significant decline by the end of the 20th century was attributed to improved socioeconomic conditions and by: Definition Trachoma is a contagious bacterial infection which affects the conjunctival covering of the eye, the cornea, and the eyelids.

It is often associated with poverty and lack of proper hygiene. Trachoma is caused by the Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria and is essentially totally preventable and curable. Intrachoma was the first disease classified as a dangerous contagious disease by the U.S.

government. Infected immigrants were sent back to Europe by the United States Public Health Service physicians.

Because of the widespread distribution of trachoma, international organizations were allied to combat against this by: immigrants for trachoma, a highly contagious and difficult to cure eye disease. Eyelids were inverted or pulled outward to see if immigrants displayed symptoms of this dreaded disease.

Today, trachoma is still the most common form of preventable blindness world-wide. Trachoma surgery proves too dangerous. The Office of Indian Affairs begins a national campaign in to eliminate the infectious eye disease trachoma from American Indian communities.

For three years, doctors are urged to perform a radical eyelid surgery called tarsectomy to remedy symptoms, but in the hands of inexperienced surgeons. Trachoma Situation and trends. Trachoma is a neglected tropical disease, and the leading infectious cause of blindness. Disease prevalent from ocular infection with the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, which is spread by direct contact with eye and nose discharges from infected individuals, by contact with fomites (inanimate objects that carry infectious agents) such as.

Trachoma, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene. The contagious disease, Trachoma, can be transmitted: from person to person by saliva, air, coughing, contact, surfaces, fecal-oral route, etc. Transmission of Trachoma. Transmission of Trachoma to a person can be by way of.

Infection of Chlamydia trachomatis leads to trachoma, which is a very serious contagious eye disease. This bacterial infection spreads through direct contact with secretions of the eye, nose, and throat of an infected person.

This infection usually occurs in both eyes. Symptoms include itching, irritation, blurred vision and eye pain. Trachoma is an infectious disease caused by bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. The infection causes a roughening of the inner surface of the eyelids. This roughening can lead to pain in the eyes, breakdown of the outer surface or cornea of the eyes, and eventual blindness.

Untreated, repeated trachoma infections can result in a form of permanent blindness when the eyelids. This essay examines the period between andwhen trachoma, a contagious eye disease, became an "Oriental" problem that justified exclusionary immigration policy against Asians entering.

Trachoma is the leading preventable cause of blindness worldwide. Find out about symptoms, treatment and prevention of this serious eye disease. Trachoma is a contagious and potentially blinding infectious eye disease. The World Health Organization classified trachoma as one of the neglected tropical diseases and the leading infectious cause of blindness in the world.

Blindness from trachoma may be preventable by screening and treatment with antibiotics and surgery. Trachoma is a preventable eye condition caused by repeated infections with eye strains of the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis that lead to a roughening of the inner surface of the eyelid.

These strains are different from the genital strains which cause the common sexually transmissible infection referred to as 'chlamydia'. Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness in the world today.

As many as million people live in areas where they are at risk of developing this crippling disease. Trachoma is the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness. This disease causes a chronic keratoconjunctivitis resulting from the obligate intracellular bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis.

[]C trachomatis can be spread by either direct contact with an infected person's eyes or nose or indirect contact, such as via contact with clothing or flies that have come into. Trachoma is a contagious inflammatory disease of the eye, following infection by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis (C.

trachomatis). Today, million people are blind or visually impaired as a consequence of trachoma, and million are awaiting necessary surgery. No other infectious disease in the world causes blindness in as many people. Trachoma is the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness of infectious origin 1.

Caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, trachoma is easily spread through direct personal contact, shared towels and cloths, and flies that have come in. The bacteria that causes trachoma is spread through direct contact with fluid from the eyes and nose of infected people Trachoma, chronic inflammatory disease of the eye caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, a bacterium-like microorganism that grows only within tissue cells of the infected host Trachoma definition is - a chronic contagious bacterial.

Trachoma was already known in the United States in the late nineteenth century and in was classified as a “dangerous contagious disease.”38, 58 Alarm was raised about trachoma inwhen Dr.

Stucky of Lexington, Kentucky, gave a report on the prevalence and nature of trachoma in eastern Kentucky at a meeting of the American. Trachoma is a chronic infective disease of eye and is leading cause of infective blindness globally.

It is outcome of poor environmental and personal hygiene and inadequate access to water and sanitation. It affects conjunctiva under the eyelids.Trachoma is extremely contagious as well as almost always involving both eyes.

Systems and signs of trachoma begin with itching that is mild as well as irritation of the eyes and eyelids and lead to vision which is blurred and pain in the eye. Trachoma which is .What Is Trachoma? An infection caused by a species of chlamydia, trachoma is highly treatable and preventable, but it continues to be a major cause of blindness in developing countries.

In its initial stages, trachoma is treated with oral or topical antibiotics, but in later stages, surgery may be necessary to prevent further vision loss.