Immunity Against Chlamydia trachomatis

Chlamydia trachomatis, the etiology of one of the most common human infections, is responsible for an increasing number of genital tract infections world-wide

Ellen Marks

2008

Key concepts

Scholarcy highlights

  • Chlamydia trachomatis, the etiology of one of the most common human infections, is responsible for an increasing number of genital tract infections world-wide
  • The genital tract infection often leads to severe damage of the reproductive tract, resulting in tubal factor infertility
  • Infection of the genital tract stimulates a complex array of host immune responses involving innate as well as adaptive immune responses
  • The immune response to infection is complex and those components that convey protective immunity may contribute to the pathogenesis
  • We discuss the current knowledge of correlates of protection and vaccine strategies

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