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Title: Chlamydia trachomatis conjunctivitis in a male teenager: a case report
Other Titles: Congiuntivite da Chlamydia trachomatis in un adolescente maschio: descrizione di un caso
Authors: Sulis, Giorgia
Urbinati, Lucia
Franzoni, Alessandra
Gargiulo, Franco
Carvalho, Anna Cristina C
Matteelli, Alberto
Affilliation: University of Brescia.University Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases. Brescia. Italy.
University of Brescia.University Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases. Brescia. Italy.
University of Brescia. Department of Neurological Sciences and Vision. Eye Clinic. Brescia, Italy.
University of Brescia.University Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases. Brescia. Italy / Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Inovações em Terapias, Ensino e Bioprodutos (LITEB). Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
University of Brescia.University Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases. Brescia. Italy.
Abstract: An 18-year-old man was seen at a Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) clinic for counselling and treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection which had been diagnosed during a screening survey of high-school students. For two months he had reported conjunctival hyperaemia, increased tearing, itching, and mucopurulent secretions, predominantly on the left eye. His ophthalmologist had made a diagnosis of follicular conjunctivitis and lower superficial punctate keratitis (left eye > right eye), irresponsive to topical treatment. Chlamydial conjunctivitis was suspected and confirmed by a positive nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) performed on conjunctival scraping. The patient was treated with azithromycin 1 g single dose orally and tetracycline/ betamethasone eye ointment for one month. A complete resolution of symptoms was observed three months after aetiological treatment. This case highlights the need to include C. trachomatis infection in the differential diagnosis of acute or chronic follicular conjunctivitis among sexually active young individuals.
Keywords: Chlamydia trachomatis
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Conjunctivitis
Screening
Adolescence
keywords: Conjuntivite
Doenças Sexualmente Transmissíveis
Adolescente
Chlamydia trachomatis
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: EDIMES
Citation: SULIS, Giorgia et al. Chlamydia trachomatis conjunctivitis in a male teenager: a case report. Chlamydia trachomatis conjunctivitis in a male teenager: a case report. Le Infezioni in Medicina, v.22, n. 2, p.140-143, 2014.
Copyright: open access
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