Chlamydia trachomatis: identification of susceptibility markers for ocular and sexually transmitted infection by immunogenetics

FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2009 Mar;55(2):140-53. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-695X.2009.00536.x. Epub 2009 Jan 26.


The aim of this review is to present a concise overview of all data available on the immunogenetics of Chlamydia trachomatis infections, both sexually transmitted urogenital and ocular infections. Currently, candidate gene approaches are used to identify genes related to the susceptibility to and severity of C. trachomatis infections. The main focus in the review will be on data obtained by the study of human cohorts.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chlamydia Infections / genetics*
  • Chlamydia Infections / microbiology*
  • Chlamydia trachomatis / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Immunogenetics / methods*