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n. pl. bedso·niae (-nē-ī′)
Any of a group of bacteria of the genus Chlamydia that include the causative agents of trachoma, psittacosis, and lymphogranuloma venereum.
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[Sir Samuel Phillips Bedson, Brit. bacteriologist, 1886-1969]
A term formerly used for the genus Chlamydia.
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An obsolete term for organisms of the genus Chlamydia , including those that cause trachoma and psittacosis.
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Patient discussion about Bedsonia

Q. How do I know if I'm infected by chlamydia?

A. i had this a long time ago,i got it when i was stationed over seas,i had painful urinations,had a puss like discharge,and sores on the penis.i always had discharge stains in my underwear.

Q. after takeing a 1g. dose of zithromax how long do u have to wait to have sex for clamydia i havent been diagnosed yet but to be on the safe side they gave me a 1g. z-pack just in case getting tested in two days but i wanted to see a girl this weekend and sleep with a girl should i wait

A. you need to wait till the doctor says its ok,i would wait 30 days just too be safe.

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