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C. trachomatis was the first chlamydial agent discovered in humans. It was identified in 1907.
It has only been found living inside the cells of humans, causing the following conditions:
In both sexes
C. trachomatis has also been detected in some patients with temporomandibular joint disease (TMJ).
Chlamydia species are readily identified and distinguished from other chlamydial species using DNA-based tests.
Most strains of C. trachomatis are recognized by monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to epitopes in the VS4 region of MOMP. However, these mAbs may also crossreact with the other two Chlamydia species, Chlamydia suis and Chlamydia muridarum.
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