Recent advances in understanding and managing Chlamydia trachomatis infections

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Abstract

  • Worldwide, Chlamydia trachomatis infections rank among the most common sexually transmitted infections (STI), and cause notable reproductive morbidity in women. Although advances in highly accurate and non-invasive diagnostic testing have allowed for better estimation of the burden of disease - especially the asymptomatic state - we still lack a true point-of-care test, and many infections go undetected and untreated. Moreover, limited resources and effort for managing sexual partners of those in whom infection is actually identified comprise a major challenge to control. Here, we review the current state of understanding of this common infection, and efforts to control it.
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  • F1000prime reports  Journal
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    Author List

  • Marrazzo J; Suchland R
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  • 6