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Diseases » Trachoma » Summary
 

What is Trachoma?

What is Trachoma?

  • Trachoma: Chronic bacterial eye condition in the developing world.
  • Trachoma: A chronic infection of the conjunctiva and cornea caused by CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Trachoma: a chronic contagious viral disease marked by inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye and the formation of scar tissue.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Trachoma: Introduction

Types of Trachoma:

Broader types of Trachoma:

How serious is Trachoma?

Complications of Trachoma: see complications of Trachoma

What causes Trachoma?

Causes of Trachoma: see causes of Trachoma
Cause of Trachoma: Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria
Risk factors for Trachoma: see risk factors for Trachoma

What are the symptoms of Trachoma?

Symptoms of Trachoma: see symptoms of Trachoma

Complications of Trachoma: see complications of Trachoma

Can anyone else get Trachoma?

Contagion of Trachoma: Spread by direct contact and contaminated objects or towels; possibly spread by flies.
More information: see contagiousness of Trachoma
Inheritance: see inheritance of Trachoma

Trachoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Trachoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Trachoma.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Trachoma: see treatments for Trachoma
Research for Trachoma: see research for Trachoma

Society issues for Trachoma


Hospitalization statistics for Trachoma: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Trachoma:

  • 0% (3) of hospital consultant episodes were for trachoma in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for trachoma required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for trachoma were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for trachoma were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for trachoma required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for trachoma in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Trachoma:

Organs and body systems related to Trachoma include:

Name and Aliases of Trachoma

Main name of condition: Trachoma

Class of Condition for Trachoma: bacterial

Other names or spellings for Trachoma:

trichiasis, sandy blight

Trachoma: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Trachoma:

 

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