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What is Chlamydia?

What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia infection is one of the most common types of sexually transmitted disease. Chlamydia infection is the result of a bacterial ...more »

  • Chlamydia: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.
  • Chlamydia: Type species of CHLAMYDIA causing a variety of ocular and urogenital diseases.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Chlamydia: a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria of the genus Chlamydia.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Chlamydia: Introduction

Types of Chlamydia:

Types of Chlamydia:

Broader types of Chlamydia:

How many people get Chlamydia?

Incidence (annual) of Chlamydia: estimated 4 million cases (NIAID/CDC) [4-8 million cases] including undiagnosed (about 600,000 diagnosed).
Incidence Rate of Chlamydia: approx 1 in 68 or 1.47% or 4 million people in USA [about data]
Undiagnosed prevalence of Chlamydia: estimated 3.4 million cases (based in NIAID/CDC estimates with only about 600,000 to 800,000 reported from 4 million cases)
Undiagnosed prevalence rate of Chlamydia: approx 1 in 80 or 1.25% or 3.4 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Chlamydia: Though 526,653 cases were reported in 1997, an estimated 3 million cases occur annually. (Source: excerpt from Chlamydia in the US: DSTD) ... In 1997, 526,653 chlamydial infections were reported to the CDC, a case rate of 207 per 100,000 population. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)
Incidence of Chlamydia: This infection is now the most common of all bacterial STDs, with an estimated 4 to 8 million new cases occurring each year. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

How serious is Chlamydia?

Complications of Chlamydia: see complications of Chlamydia

What causes Chlamydia?

Causes of Chlamydia: see causes of Chlamydia
Risk factors for Chlamydia: see risk factors for Chlamydia

What are the symptoms of Chlamydia?

Symptoms of Chlamydia: see symptoms of Chlamydia

Complications of Chlamydia: see complications of Chlamydia

Incubation period for Chlamydia: 1-3 weeks after exposure. Or 2 days to 2 weeks.

Incubation period for Chlamydia: If symptoms do occur, they usually appear within 1 to 3 weeks of exposure. (Source: excerpt from Chlamydia-Disease Information: DSTD)

Can anyone else get Chlamydia?

Contagion of Chlamydia: Sexual contact (oral, vaginal, anal). Also spread to babies during childbirth.
More information: see contagiousness of Chlamydia
Inheritance: see inheritance of Chlamydia

Chlamydia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Chlamydia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Chlamydia.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Chlamydia: see treatments for Chlamydia
Alternative treatments for Chlamydia: see alternative treatments for Chlamydia
Prevention of Chlamydia: see prevention of Chlamydia
Research for Chlamydia: see research for Chlamydia

Society issues for Chlamydia

Costs of Chlamydia: more than $2 billion
Costs of Chlamydia: The annual cost of chlamydia and its consequences in the United States is more than $2 billion. (Source: excerpt from Chlamydia in the US: DSTD)

Organs Affected by Chlamydia:

Organs and body systems related to Chlamydia include:

Name and Aliases of Chlamydia

Main name of condition: Chlamydia

Other names or spellings for Chlamydia:

Chlamydial Infection, Chlamydia trachomatis, Chlamydia vaginitis

Chlamydophila trachomatis Source - Diseases Database

Chlamydia: Related Conditions

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