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CHLAMYDIA - UNCOMPLICATED ANOGENITAL INFECTION

Chlamydia is a gram negative obligate intracellular bacteria that causes sexually-transmitted infection.

Chlamydia trachomatis is the primary cause of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women which may lead to ectopic pregnancy, infertility, or chronic pelvic pain.
Most infected females are asymptomatic.
But some females may experience vaginal discharge, dysuria, lower abdominal pain, abnormal vaginal bleeding (postcoital or intermenstrual) or breakthrough bleeding, dyspareunia, conjunctivitis, proctitis and reactive arthritis.

Introduction

  • Chlamydia trachomatis infection is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection and the primary cause of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women which may lead to ectopic pregnancy, infertility, or chronic pelvic pain

Signs and Symptoms

  • Most infected females are asymptomatic; possible symptoms are:
    • Vaginal discharge
    • Dysuria
    • Lower abdominal pain
    • Abnormal vaginal bleeding (postcoital or intermenstrual) or breakthrough bleeding
    • Dyspareunia
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Proctitis
    • Reactive arthritis
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