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    trachoma  

This African child has suffered repeated episodes of conjunctival inflammation.  Her mother has trichiasis, corneal opacities, and is blind.  Three other children in the family are affected like this child.  The child lives in sub-Saharan Africa.

1.  A likely diagnosis in this case is:
 

a.  river blindness
b.  familial glaucoma
c.  ultraviolet damage to the cornea
d.  trachoma

 

2.  The most likely causative organism in this case would be:
 

a.  chlamydia trachomatis
b.  a viral infection
c.  an involutional degenerative process
d.  none of the above

 

3.  Treatment and/or prevention of this condition includes the following: 
  a.  surgery for trichiasis
b.  antibiotic treatment with Azithromycin
c.  facial cleanliness by face washing in children
d.  all of the above
 

 

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