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Chlamydial infections - Anogenital in
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Chlamydial infections - Anogenital in

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 infection caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis, which affects the genital tract if acquired through vaginal sex and 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 their baby at birth.

Usually, chlamydia is a "silent" infection and has few symptoms. However, if left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to the woman's reproductive tract.

Codes

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

SNOMEDCT:
105629000 – Chlamydial infection

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Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls

If there are concerns about sexual activity, STIs 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:10/11/2021
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Chlamydial infections - Anogenital in
Chlamydial infections (Female) : Urethral pus, Vaginal discharge, Dysuria, Sexually active
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