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Contributors: Mary Spencer MD, Ann Lenane MD, Sireesha Reddy MD, Amy Swerdlin MD, Manasi Kadam Ladrigan MD, Carol Berkowitz MD
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Synopsis

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, which affects the genital tract, if acquired through vaginal sex, or the mouth or anus, if acquired from oral or anal sex. It is spread through unprotected sex with an infected person; it can also be spread from an infected mother to her baby at birth.

Most of the time, chlamydia is a "silent" infection and has few symptoms. However, it is the leading cause of infertility, as permanent damage may be done to the woman's reproductive tract.

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ICD10CM:
A56.2 – Chlamydial infection of genitourinary tract, unspecified

SNOMEDCT:
105629000 – Chlamydial infection

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If there are concerns about sexual activity, STDs should be at the top of the list because presentation can range from asymptomatic to vaginal to abdominal pain.

In late infection, the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain is as follows:

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Last Updated: 10/05/2016
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Chlamydial infections (Female) : Urethral pus, Vaginal discharge, Dysuria, Sexually active
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