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Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common bacterial cause of sexually transmitted infections. In the USA in 2006, more than one million cases of chlamydial infection were reported to the CDC. Any sexually active person can become infected with chlamydia by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex. It can also be passed from an infected mother to her infant during vaginal childbirth.

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What is chlamydia

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Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common bacterial cause of sexually transmitted infections. In the USA in 2006, more than one million cases of chlamydial infection were report...

What are the signs and symptoms of chlamydia?

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Approximately 70% of Chlamydia infections in women and up to 50% of those in men have no visible symptoms. Thus, a large proportion of chlamydia infections will go unde...

What are the tests for chlamydia?

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Specimens for Chlamydia testing are taken as urethral swabs in men, and endocervical or urethral swabs. Other specimen sites include the eye conjunctiva, nose and t...

What are the treatments for chlamydia?

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Following detection, standard treatment for genital infection with Chlamydia consists of a single oral dose of 1 g of azithromycin or 100 mg of doxycycline orally twice...

Chlamydia in men

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Chlamydia infections in men can lead to the development of urethritis and epididymitis. Another complication arising from chlamydial infections in men can in...

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