• Peter Reeve
  • Lavelle Hanna


Trachoma, an infectious keratoconjunctivitis due to chlamydial infection, was one of the earliest recognized clinical entities. References to it have been noted in Egyptian papyri and in Greco-Roman medical treatises. Since those times it has remained a most important eye infection, and indeed trachoma is still a major cause of blindness in rural communities, affecting probably 6 million people (Dawson).


Chlamydial Infection Genital Infection Blue Stone Nongonococcal Urethritis Ophthalmia Neonatorum 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Reeve
    • 1
  • Lavelle Hanna
    • 2
  1. 1.Smith Kline & French LaboratoriesResearch and DevelopmentSwedelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology, S-412University of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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