Trachoma

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Trachoma
Synonyms Granular conjunctivitis, blinding trachoma, Egyptian ophthalmia[1]
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Surgical repair o in-turned eelid an ee-lashers resultin frae trachoma
Specialty Infectious disease
Symptoms Ee pyne, blindness[2]
Causes Chlamydia trachomatis spread atween fowk[2]
Risk factors Croudit leevin condeetions, nae eneuch clean watter an toilets[2]
Prevention Mass treatment, impruived sanitation[3]
Treatment Medications, surgery[2]
Medication Azithromycin, tetracycline.[3]
Frequency 80 million[4]

Trachoma is an infectious disease caused bi bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis.[2] The infection causes a reuchenin o the inner surface o the eelids.[2] This reuchenin can lead tae pyne in the een, brakdoun o the ooter surface or cornea o the een, an eventual blindness.[2] Untreatit, repeatit trachoma infections can result in a form o permanent blindness whan the eelids turn inwart.[2]

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  1. Swanner, Yann A. Meunier ; with contributions from Michael Hole, Takudzwa Shumba & B.J. (2014). Tropical diseases : a practical guide for medical practitioners and students. Oxford: Oxford University Press, USA. p. 199. ISBN 9780199997909. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2017-09-08. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 "Blinding Trachoma Fact sheet N°382". World Health Organization. November 2013. Archived frae the oreeginal on 14 March 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Evans JR1, Solomon AW (March 2011). "Antibiotics for trachoma". Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 16 (3): CD001860. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD001860.pub3. PMID 21412875. 
  4. Fenwick, A (Mar 2012). "The global burden of neglected tropical diseases". Public health. 126 (3): 233–6. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2011.11.015. PMID 22325616.