Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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Infection occurs as the fetus passes through the cervix and vagina at birth. As well as causing respiratory distress, chlamydia trachomatis also causes conjunctivitis.
Chlamydia trachomatis is neither a bacteria or a virus, but is rather an obligate intracellular parasite.
Diffuse perihilar interstitial infiltrates are seen. Effusions may occur, and consolidation is rare.
See References chapter at the end of the book.
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