Update on Chlamydia trachomatis infections

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Abstract

Infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis are the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infections in the U.S., with an estimated annual incidence of 4.5 million cases. The clinical spectrum of chlamydial infections includes urethritis, epididymitis, and proctitis in men; cervicitis, salpingitis, and acute urethral syndrome in women; and conjunctivitis and pneumonia in newborn infants, as well as asymptomatic infections. Revised guidelines from the U.S. Public Health Service now recommend more widespread screening of young, high-risk individuals for genital chlamydial infection. To aid in routine screening for these infections, a number of new diagnostic assays have become available in addition to routine in vitro cultivation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-204+210
JournalInfections in Medicine
Volume11
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

Keywords

  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • chlamydia
  • gonorrhea
  • infection, genital tract
  • sexually transmitted disease (STD)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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