Introduction

  • Peter Reeve
  • Lavelle Hanna

Abstract

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).

Keywords

Europe Pneumonia Assure Tetracycline Erythromycin 

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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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