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- adjective Of, pertaining to or caused by
bacteriaof the genus Chlamydia
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- adjective of or pertaining to the sexually transmitted infection or to the parasite
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The cat has bilateral conjunctivitis quite possibly due to chlamydial infection.
A chlamydial infection may cause a burning sensation during urination and a puslike discharge from the penis within a week of infection.
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If untreated, chlamydial infections can progress to serious reproductive and other health problems with both short-term and long-term consequences.
The USPSTF recommends chlamydial screening for all sexually active women under 25 years old.
Rarely, genital chlamydial infection can cause arthritis that can be accompanied by skin lesions and inflammation of the eye and urethra (Reiter's syndrome).
In pregnant women, there is some evidence that untreated chlamydial infections can lead to premature delivery.
Babies who are born to infected mothers can get chlamydial infections in their eyes and respiratory tracts.
Men or women who have receptive anal intercourse may acquire chlamydial infection in the rectum, which can cause rectal pain, discharge, or bleeding.
Since chlamydia can be transmitted by oral or anal sex, men who have sex with men are also at risk for chlamydial infection.
The USPSTF recommends chlamydial screening for all sexually active women under 24, and the CDC recommends that adolescents and adults be routinely screened for HIV.