AAUS guideline for chlamydial urethritis

J Infect Chemother. 2022 Feb;28(2):142-145. doi: 10.1016/j.jiac.2021.11.024. Epub 2021 Dec 7.


Urogenital chlamydial infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Many cases of chlamydial infection are reported worldwide every year. Genital chlamydial infection in women can also cause obstetric issues, including infertility and miscarriage. For that purpose, appropriate care should be conducted with the latest knowledge. Only few guidelines come from Asian countries. The Asian Association of Urinary Tract Infection and Sexually Transmitted Infection (AAUS) belonging to the Urological Association of Asia (UAA) had developed the guidelines regarding chlamydial urethritis. We have collected the feedback and updated the guidelines which is now submitted for consideration of publication. In addition to the levels of evidence, the recommendation grades were defined using the modified GRADE methodology. Herein, we present the new edition of the UAA-AAUS guidelines for chlamydial urethritis.

Keywords: Chlamydial urethritis; Nucleic acid amplification tests; Sexually transmitted infection.

MeSH terms

  • Asia
  • Chlamydia Infections* / diagnosis
  • Chlamydia Infections* / drug therapy
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases*
  • Urethritis* / diagnosis
  • Urethritis* / drug therapy
  • Urinary Tract Infections*