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STI strain created by tiny changes

7th January 2008

Researchers have found that small genetic changes are able to cause a severe type of chlamydia that can prove serious in male patients.

The team was comprised of researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the University of Southampton Medical School, University College London and the University of California, Berkeley. The UK and US study discovered a close link between lymphogranuloma vernerum (LGV) and types of chlamydia.

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