Chlamydia Singapore | STD

Chlamydia in Singapore: A chlamydia infection is caused by a bacteria chlamydia trachomatis, which is transmitted during unprotected sex, like condom break, slip, or no condom. It causes minimal symptoms, but chronic infection may lead to infertility, and pain.

 

DEFINITION

Chlamydia trachomatis is a bacteria which can cause a variety of genito-urinary infections, depending on the serotypes. Chlamydial genital infections occur frequently among sexually active adolescents and young adults.

 

References

  1. BASHH (2006). National Guideline for the Management of Genital Tract Infection with Chlamydia Trachomatis. Retrieved from http://www.bashh.org/documents/61/61.pdf
  2. Johnson, R.E., Newhall, W.J., Papp, J.R., Knapp, J.S., Black, C.M., Gift, T.L., et al. (2002). Screening tests to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections. (Vol 51, RR-15: 1 – 38). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/std/labguidelines/rr5115.pdf
  3. Lau, C.Y., & Qureshi, A.K. (2002). Azithromycin versus Doxycycline for Genital Chlamydial Iinfections: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. PubMed, 29(9):497 – 502.
  4. McMillan, I.R., Young, H., Ogilvie, M.M., & Scott. R.G. (2002). Clinical Practice in Sexually Transmissible Infections. London: Saunders Ltd.
  5. MOH (2009). Management of Genital Ulcers and Discharges: Clinical Practice Guidelines. (Vol. 1). Singapore: Ministry of Health.
  6. Workowski, K.A. & Berman, S. (2010). Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines.(Vol. 59). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5912a1.htm

 

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