Special Issue "Chlamydia trachomatis Infections"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.
Interests: Sexually Transmitted Disease; Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
Interests: International Public Health; Sexual/Reproductive Health; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Health Education
Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen that primarily infects human mucosal sites and may lead to serious sequelae such as reproductive infertility in women or blinding trachoma. . Globally, C trachomatis is the most common sexually transmitted infection and is the leading cause of preventable blindness. The continued high prevalence and potential disease outcome from untreated infections underscore the need for aggressive public health interventions.
Tetracycline and macrolide antimicrobial agents are effective in the treatment of C. trachomatis but additional research is requited to better understand the pathogenesis to address ongoing high rates of transmission.
The molecular pathways involved in the pathophysiology of Chlamydial infections are not completely understood due to the difficulties in establishing reliable animal models and inability to genetically manipulate the organism to elucidate virulence mechanisms.
Overall, many important questions remain about the natural history of C. trachomatis infections, disease progression, epidemiology, and effective disease control strategies.
This Special issue is dedicated to C. trachomatis related pathology and epidemiology. Submissions from researchers investigating C. trachomatis infections and outcomes are welcome. The aim is to provide state-of-the art summaries of current knowledge and explore emerging developments in the understanding of the pathogen, the infection, or their global impact. We look forward to your contribution.
Dr. John Papp
Dr. Elena Ambrosino
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- Chlamydia trachomatis
- Immunology & Immunogenetics
- Prevention and Treatment
- One Health
- Point of Care Testing
- Clinical Outcomes
- Public Health impact