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Spp. under Chlamydia

C. muridarum
C. trachomatis
C. suis

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Spp. under Chlamydophila

C. pneumoniae
C. pecorum
C. psittaci
C. abortus
C. felis
C. caviae

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Noninfectious intracellular form of Chlamydia

Reticulate bodies

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Type of cells that Chlamydia organisms infect

- columnar epithelial cells
- macrophages

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Most common bacterial STD pathogen

C. trachomatis

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Genera under the Family Chlamydiaceae

Chlamydia
Chlamydophila

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The STD caused by C. trachomatis is AKA

Lymphogranuloma venereum

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Causative agent for Parrot fever

C. psittaci

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Historical gold standard for diagnosis of Chlamydophila pneumoniae

Tissue culture

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Chlamydiaceae spp. that has birds as reservoir

Chlamydophila psittaci

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Media for C. pneumoniae

McCoy cells

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Infectious form of the Chlamydia

Elementary bodies

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After how many days after inoculation of C. pneumoniae can it be stained?

2-6 days after inoculation

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Stains for C. pneumoniae

Iodine
Fluorescent antibody

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Natural reservoir for C. psittaci

Birds

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Lab diagnosis for C. pneumoniae that detects outer membrane of elemental bodies

DFA

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Diagnosis of C. psittaci is through

Serology

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Detected by DFA on possible C. pneumoniae infection

Outer membrane of elementary bodies

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Incubation period of C. psittaci

7-15 days

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Metabolically active and replicating form of the Chlamydia organism

Reticulate bodies

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Disease caused by Chlamydophila psittaci

Psittacosis: Parrot fever

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Conjunctivitis caused by C. trachomatis spread from mother to infant

Inclusion conjunctivitis