Editor: Gunna Christiansen
Considerations on Chlamydia trachomatis disease expression
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2008
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FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology
Special Issue: Chlamydia
Volume 55, Issue 2, pages 162–166, March 2009
How to Cite
Brunham, R. C. and Rekart, M. L. (2009), Considerations on Chlamydia trachomatis disease expression. FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology, 55: 162–166. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-695X.2008.00509.x
- Issue published online: 6 FEB 2009
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2008
- Received 13 August 2008; revised 4 November 2008; accepted 13 November 2008.First published online 22 December 2008.
- disease pathogenesis;
- arrested immunity
Chlamydia disease expression is the result of complex molecular and cellular interactions between the host and a pathogen which appears to have been sculpted by evolutionary forces. Recent genomic, immunologic, and epidemiologic findings are reviewed. A synthesis is offered which suggests that Chlamydia disease expression results from persistent infection and host immune responses.