July 1987
Volume 28, Issue 7
Articles  |   July 1987
Clearance of chlamydial elementary bodies from the conjunctival sac.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science July 1987, Vol.28, 1199-1201. doi:
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      H R Taylor, V L Velez; Clearance of chlamydial elementary bodies from the conjunctival sac.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1987;28(7):1199-1201.

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The rate of disappearance of inactivated Chlamydia trachomatis elementary body (EB) preparations from the conjunctival sac was studied in monkeys. Direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) cytology showed that the majority of EB had been cleared from the eye within 24 hr of the inoculation of 1 X 10(6) inactivated EB, although small numbers of EB could be detected for up to 144 hr. The rate of clearance in normal and ocular immune animals did not differ, and formalin-killed and UV-inactivated EBs disappeared at a comparable rate. These studies suggest that chlamydial EB are cleared relatively quickly from the eye and support the notion that EBs detected by DFA cytology indicate the presence of current infection.


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