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Causes and symptoms of chlamydia in children

Chlamydia in children symptoms of which is sometimes difficult to see, not necessarily transmitted through sexual contact. Catching the disease a little patients and when dealing with an infected adult by droplets.

Types of pathogens

What is chlamydia, what are its characteristics and how to deal with it? Primarily respiratory chlamydia is a disease that is transmitted by airborne droplets or by other means, that is affecting the respiratory organs. The risk of acquiring diseases is high in both adults and children.

In most cases, this disease, like chlamydia, is caused by bacteria namely chlamydia, which in medicine can be divided into 3 groups. Each group has its own unique pathogens, and special pathology, for example:

1 group is chlamydia common in birds and in contact with children or adults affecting the respiratory tract;

Group 2 causes disease of the lungs, namely, pneumonia;

Group 3 - is the agents that enter the human body through sexual contact.

Since chlamydia is a bacteria of very small size, they are unable to provide your own life cycle.

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Thus, there are 2 types of lesions of the human body:

  • congenital chlamydia, that is, transmission of the disease from the mother through milk or placenta;
  • infection from another person when communicating.
  • Chlamydia in most cases can be represented in several forms:
  • intrauterine chlamydia;
  • pulmonary;
  • respiratory.

The respiratory form is more common in children aged 5 to 15 years, its symptoms are mistaken for symptoms of SARS. The second type is a pulmonary chlamydia is very dangerous for infants, since it entails complications. This group can be characterized diseases such as chlamydia, bronchitis, and chlamydia pneumonia. Manifestation of chlamydia in infants can be considered to be inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye, indicating the likelihood of congenital disease.


Signs of such diseases as chlamydia, can be seen not on time or taken as a manifestation of other diseases such as SARS. However, the most common symptoms of chlamydia include the following:

  • runny nose;
  • cough;
  • headaches;
  • increased body temperature;
  • sore throat;
  • difficulty when swallowing;
  • redness of the eyes;
  • swelling of the eyelids;
  • complete or partial loss of appetite;
  • frequent urination;
  • itching in the genitals;
  • long and a dry cough that persists, despite treatment.

Symptomscan long time be absent or occur suddenly and develop rapidly. This is due to the characteristics of the organism, because all different tolerate disease. So if any manifestations of this disease should immediately contact the medical facility as there is a risk of serious complications if not properly treated, or lack thereof. It must be remembered that the earlier the disease was diagnosed and treatment begun, the more chances of a favorable outcome.

Thanks to the latest research in the field of medicine have been identified varieties such diseases as congenital chlamydia. Because pathology is dangerous due to hidden lesions of the respiratory tract, doctors have identified several types to be able to identify irregularities in the child's body:

  • intrauterine sepsis;
  • meningoencephalitis;
  • intrauterine pneumonia;
  • gastroenteropathy;
  • conjunctivitis;
  • vulvovaginitis.

It is extremely important to follow personal hygiene and regularly visit the gynecologist or the venereologist, as most sexual acts carries a hidden health threat. Due to the fact that adolescent girls begin too early to lead an active sex life, their parents need to lecture about the dangers of unprotected sex.

The treatment of the disease

To schedule a treatment, the doctor must lead the initial examination of the patient, to get acquainted with the history and assign multiple diagnostic tests. All procedures are aimed at the study of chlamydia, safe and will not cause any harm to you and your baby. Because to detect signs of this disease is extremely difficult, in some modern medical facilities, special machines and tests to diagnose. For diagnosis and treatment the patient should undergo several studies:

  • General analysis of blood;
  • urinalysis;
  • special strokes.

Treatment of chlamydia in children is complex and consists of a series of procedures aimed at the identification and elimination of violations in the body:

  • the adoption of antibiotics;
  • drinking before eating special vitamins that promote fast restoration of damaged body;
  • a tonic preparations;
  • probiotics;
  • physiotherapy;
  • ointment for treatment of conjunctivitis.

It is important to carefully consider the health of their children.