. Females------ Urethritis Cervicitis Pelvic inflamatory diseases If complicated in females, it causes infertility and ectopic pregnancy. 2. Inclusion conjunctivitis resembling trachoma. Transmission is by self-inoculation of the eye with infected genital secretion. 3. Neonatal inclusion conjunctivitis and neonatal pneumonia Transmission is during passage through the infected birth canal. Laboratorydiagnosis: Specimen: Endocervical scraping Culture: mac coy cells Serology: Enzyme immunoassay for group-specific antigen. Direct fluorescent antibody test for species- specific antigen.
C. trachomatis serotype L1-L3 causes lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV). It is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) which is characterized by suppurative ingunal adenitis. Complication: . . Elephantiasis of penis, scrotum or vulva due to
lymphatic obstruction. . Sinus formation at site of lesion.
Treatment Tetracycline Erythromycin