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Progression of scarring trachoma in Tanzanian children: A four-year cohort study.

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Summary of "Progression of scarring trachoma in Tanzanian children: A four-year cohort study."

Trachoma is a progressive blinding disease initiated by infection of the conjunctiva with Chlamydia trachomatis. Repeated infections are thought to cause chronic inflammation, which drives scarring, leading to in-turning of the eyelids. The relationship between C. trachomatis, clinical inflammation and scarring development in children is not fully understood due to a paucity of longitudinal studies with infection data at frequent follow-up.

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Name: PLoS neglected tropical diseases
ISSN: 1935-2735
Pages: e0007638

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