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Autumn 2000, Vol. 8 No. 3

H.K. Dermatol. Venereol. Bull. (2000) 8, 108-113

Review Article

Review on Genital Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection

KH Mak

Chlamydia trachomatis infection is a common sexually transmitted disease worldwide. The genital infection can result in serious complications and sequelae such as infertility and ectopic pregnancy. However, early identification of infected women is difficult because symptoms of the infection are usually nonspecific and up to 70% infections in women are asymptomatic and persistent for months to years. Apart from cervicitis and urethritis, it may also cause pelvic inflammatory disease, Bartholin's gland abscess, epididymitis, and various complications of pregnancy. Fortunately, chlamydial infection is an easily treatable disease. Therefore, effort should be paid on appropriate prescreening of patients at risk and and risk reduction interventions.