Chlamydia Homeopathic Treatments
The prevalence of Chlamydia has increased in the population, as has the incidence of ectopic pregnancies.11 Screening in women of reproductive age to reduce long term fertility complications and ectopic pregnancy rates from subclinical chlamydial infection is simple to perform and should be done opportunistically in such a setting with permission being sought from women prior to performing the test. A low vaginal swab performed by the woman herself with clear instructions has a sensitivity of 90 with the newer swab mediums.12
In this radiograph of an infant with chlamydia pneumonia note the bilateral interstitial infiltrates. He developed a stacatto cough, low grade fever, and purulent eye drainage at the age of 2 to 3 weeks and had positive cultures for Chlamydia trachomatis from the nasopharynx.
Chlamydia is one of the more common sexually transmitted diseases. It often comes with no symptoms. Some practitioners routinely perform a culture from the cervix to check for chlamydia at the same time they do a PAP smear. If you have a positive culture, your doctor will prescribe a medication to treat the infection. Chlamydia can be passed to your newborn during vaginal delivery, increasing the chance of the baby developing conjunctivitis (an eye infection) or, less likely, pneumonia. Most hospitals routinely place an ointment in a newborn's eyes shortly after delivery to prevent conjunctivitis, regardless of whether the mother is infected with chlamydia.
Probability of an ectopic pregnancy is higher in women with clinical symptoms. For example, a woman with a previous ectopic pregnancy who presents with unilateral iliac fossa pain is more likely to have an ectopic pregnancy than an asymptomatic woman in her first pregnancy. Hence the result of an ultrasound scan is influenced by the prior odds.12 According to a meta-analysis, risk factors for ectopic pregnancy include previous ectopic pregnancy, previous tubal surgery, documented tubal pathology and previous genital infections, including PID, Chlamydia and gonorrhoea.13 In another study, contraception and the risk of ectopic pregnancy has also been evaluated.14 Although women becoming pregnant after sterilization or while currently using an intrauterine contraceptive device are at an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy should they become pregnant, neither is a risk factor for ectopic pregnancy.14 Pregnant women whose ultrasound in the first trimester demonstrates haemoperitoneum...
A number of reports have described the use of azithromycin in human pregnancy, but in only one of the studies (10) was the drug used early in gestation (4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10). A 1994 abstract reported that 16 pregnant patients with cervicitis caused by chlamydia had been treated with a single 1-g oral dose of the antibiotic in a comparison trial with erythromycin (4). Fifteen of the women had negative tests for chlamydia after treatment. No data were given on gestational age at the time of treatment or on the pregnancy outcomes. In a second, similar report, also comparing efficacy with erythromycin, 15 pregnant women with chlamydial cervicitis were treated with a single 1-g oral dose (5). All of the women had negative cervical swabs for chlamydia as analyzed by direct DNA assay 14 days after the dose. Three more recent reports have also documented the efficacy of azithromycin in the treatment of pregnant women with chlamydia (6,7 and 8). Of the five reports, only the last study (8)...
A similar trend occurred for sexually transmitted disease, though STD trends have to be viewed with caution. The only STDs consistently tabulated over the last half century are gonorrhea and primary secondary syphilis.15 Cases of chlamydia, herpes, and human pappilloma virus (HPV) were not screened until recently we simply do not know their prevalence in past generations. Asymptomatic STD cases in females in particular were poorly diagnosed prior to the 1970s. By the 1990s, routine screenings for HIV, chlamydia, and HPV also contributed to diagnoses of other STDs, all leading to bigger numbers, particularly for females. Higher teen female rates also reflect the more common liaisons with males age 20 and older, a pattern experts have been very reluctant to acknowledge. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis cases 100,000 population Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis cases 100,000 population
There is limited data on genital infections among HIV positive women7 but sexually-transmitted infection rates in sub-Saharan Africa (where the majority of UK HIV infections originate) are known to be high8. Women are therefore advised to seek regular check-ups at a genito-urinary medicine clinic, as Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Ureaplasma urealyticum, and bacterial vaginosis are all associated with chorioamnionitis9,10, which may lead to premature rupture of membranes, premature delivery9,11 and an increased risk of vertical transmission of HIV. Ideally, these infections should be identified and treated before conception.
The immediate and long-term effects of perinatal infection are a major problem throughout the world. Perinatal infection is relatively common among the over 4 million births per year in the United States but the incidence is dependent upon the organism. One percent of newborn infants excrete cytomegalovirus. Fifteen percent are infected with Chlamydia trachomatis one-third develop conjunctivitis and one-sixth, pneumonia. One to eight per 1,000 live births develop bacterial sepsis. In utero or perinatal infection with herpes simplex virus, Toxoplasma gondii and varicella-zoster virus occurs in about 1 per 1,000 live births and the sequelae may be severe. In-utero acquired infection may result in resorption of the embryo, abortion, stillbirth, malformation, intrauterine growth retardation, prematurity, and the numerous untoward sequelae associated with chronic infection. Infection acquired at or soon after birth may lead to death or persistent postnatal infection. Some infections may be...
Edwards M, Rainwater K, Carter S, Williamson F, Newman R. Comparison of azithromycin and erythromycin for Chlamydia cervicitis in pregnancy (abstract). Am J Obstet Gynecol 1994 170 419. 5. Bush MR, Rosa C. Azithromycin and erythromycin in the treatment of cervical chlamydial infection during pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol 1994 84 61-3. 6. Rosenn M, Macones GA, Silverman N. A randomized trial of erythromycin and azithromycin for the treatment of chlamydia infection in pregnancy (abstract). Am J Obstet Gynecol 1996 174 410. 7. Wehbeh H, Ruggiero R, Ali Y, Lopez G, Shahem S, Zarou D. A randomized clinical trial of a single dose of zithromycin in the treatment of chlamydia among pregnant women (abstract). Am J Obstet Gynecol 1996 174 361. 8. Wehbeh HA, Ruggeirio RM, Shahem S, Lopez G, Ali Y. Single-dose azithromycin for chlamydia in pregnant women. J Reprod Med 1998 43 509-14.
Features of the urethral syndrome are frequency and dysuria, whereas those of acute cystitis include frequency, urgency and dysuria, offensive smelling urine, haematuria and suprapubic discomfort. Urethral syndrome may be caused by sexually transmitted genital infections such as Chlamydia trachomatis. Acute pyelonephritis may present with pyrexia, rigors, abdominal flank pain, nausea and vomiting1'2'3,4.
Lambs and sheep can be a source of an organism called Chlamydia psittaci which is known to cause miscarriage in ewes. They also carry Toxoplasma. Avoid lambing or milking ewes and all contact with newborn lambs. If you experience flu-like symptoms after coming into contact with sheep, tell your doctor.
The impact of infection on long-term fertility is particularly important when the organism in question is either Chlamydia or gonorrhoea. The rate of postoperative infection with Chlamydia and or gonorrhoea in the USA for women undergoing suction curettage for incomplete miscarriage is reported to be 6 .30 This rate is unchanged by the use of doxycycline prophy laxis, although this trial may have been underpowered to detect a difference. The routine use of antibiotic prophylaxis in reducing the incidence of pelvic infection has been clearly demonstrated in induced abortion (see RCOG National Evidence-based Guideline No 7). Until further research is published, the RCOG recommends that all at-risk women undergoing surgical evacuation continue to be screened for Chlamydia trachomatis.31 This particularly applies to women under the age of 25.28
Trachoma inclusion conjunctivitis (TRIC or chlamydial conjunctivitis) usually does not become clinically apparent before the 6th day of life. This shows a dense white membrane which developed over a period of a week. TRIC is one of the few infections which cause the formation of conjunctival membranes, shown on the conjunctival surface of the upper eyelid of this eye. Tetracycline and erythromycin have been used for Crede prophylaxis in some nurseries because of the increasing incidence of chlamydial infection.
Cause Pneumonia is a general term referring to an infection of the lungs caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. In otherwise healthy children, viral pneumonia is most common. Viruses causing pneumonia include respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), parainfluenza, influenza, and aden-oviruses. Among bacteria, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes (group A Streptococcus), and Staphylococcus aureus are the most common causes. Since the introduction of the Hib vaccine, Hemophilus influenzae type B is less often a cause. The sexually transmitted bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis can be passed on from the mother to the baby during delivery, leading to pneumonia. The microbe Mycoplasma pneumoniae also accounts for many cases