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Ch. 13 Reproductive Systems and STIs Final Chapter Review

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1. Etiologic agents are red sphere bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis (cloak: rough). They are specialized intracellular parasitic bacteria that are often found in eye, cervix, and urethra. Chlamydia are a special type of bacteria that resemble larger bacteria or rickettsia.
2. In LGI the vesicles look similar to herpes lesions and develop in 7 to 12 days.
3. They rupture and heal painlessly. Within the next two months, regional lymph nodes enlarge, become tender and may suppurate (generate pus).
4. Tx is usually Tetracycline and Streptomycin.
5. The healed lymph glands leave scars that often obstruct lymph flow or obstruct rectum.
6. D.D. is made between LGV and herpes, chancroid, filariasis, syphilis, donovanosis, and "cat scratch fever."
7. Primary lesions are papules and ulcers.
8. Secondary lesions are called buboes, which are swollen lymph glands in groin. They appear after primary lesions disappear. They are first seen in 3 to 4 weeks. These enlarged lymph glands are matted and appear above and below the groin. These nodes are painful, soft, and buboes may have a fistula.
9. It is suppurative and drains site of highly infectious materials. Buboes are seen with disease bubonic plague.
10. LGV may be found in sub/tropical or tropical areas and in immigrants from throughout world.
11. Chlamydia trachomatis agents includes Type 1, 2, 3. The variants usually cause non-gonococcal urethritis.
12. LGI by blocking lymph vessel causes edema, which may lead to elephantiasis.
13. Ano/rectal stenosis is present.