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Chlamydia Trachomatis - Infection, symptom, Prevention of Chlamydia Trachomatis
Chlamydia Trachomatis Information
Chlamydia Trachomatis is an organism responsible for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)and perinatal infection. Genital chlamydial infection is an important reproductive health problem, because 10-40% of untreated infected women develop pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Infection with chlamydia trachomatis is the most common preventable cause of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in young women. PID, in turn, can lead to ectopic pregnancy and infertility. Chlamydia is the most common preventable cause of infertility in women. When the fallopian tubes are blocked, no pregnancy is possible naturally. Chlamydia is almost always transmitted through sexual intercourse - the likelihood of having the infection depends on your sexual behaviour.
Sign and Symptoms of Chlamydia Trachomatis in men and women
The signs and symptoms of Chlamydia Trachomatis in men, urethritis.
- Manifests as painful,
- difficult urination
- urethral discharge
The signs and symptoms of Chlamydia Trachomatis in women.
- Cervicitis, very much like gonorrhea
- causing yellowish green vaginal discharge.
- many progress to PID (pelvic inflammatory disease)
Causes of Chlamydia Trachomatis
Chlamydia is a widespread cause of STDs the world over. It causes complaints similar to those in gonorrhea, but of less severity. The damage produced by chlamydia, however is long lasting.
Treatment - what doctor will look for in Chlamydia Trachomatis infections
Through infected discharge is always examined, treatment is started on clinical suspicion. The antibiotic of choice is erythromycin.
Preventive measures - safe sex. A chlamydia infection is easily treated, often with a single dose of antibiotics. Detection is also easy, with a urine-sample test; results are generally available within a day.