Chlamydial infections in obstetrics and gynecology

R. L. Sweet, J. Schachter, D. V. Landers

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The increasing awareness of the role of C. trachomatis as a sexual pathogen has resulted in an increasing awareness for the clinician of the Chlamydia problem. C. trachomatis is a high prevalence agent and is associated with a wide variety of complications. In addition, an unknown percent of a chlamydial infection progresses to complications such as acute salpingitis. Other long-term consequences of chlamydial infection include infertility, ectopic pregnancy, neonatal conjunctivitis, and chlamydial pneumonia of the newborn; an association of chlamydial infection with fetal wastage, preterm labor and/or delivery, and postpartum endometritis has been suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-164
Number of pages22
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983


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