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This book admirably fulfills the need for both clinicians and laboratory workers for a comprehensive text covering the microbiology, laboratory diagnosis, and clinical aspects of chlamydial infections of man.
The subjects covered include psittacosis, lymphogranuloma venereum, trachoma, adult inclusion conjunctivitis, inclusion conjunctivitis of the newborn, chlamydial pneumonia of infants, nongonococcal urethritis, postgonococcal urethritis, cervicitis, and Reiter's syndrome. In addition, there is a review of the microbiology of these organisms, and a detailed discussion of procedures in laboratory diagnosis. Some fine color photographs, 54 in all, show the clinical appearances of the eye and the cytological pictures seen by microscopy. Of particular value are the pictures of other types of inclusion bodies that may be confused microscopically with those of chlamydial infections, together with remarks on their distinguishing features. Discussion of the various clinical pictures includes historical and epidemiologic aspects, clinical manifestations, laboratory diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment, pathology, and immunity. The
Meek ES. Human Chlamydial Infections. Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(4):779. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010413039