Modern diagnosis and management of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection

Br J Hosp Med. 1996 Apr 3-16;55(7):388-93.


Chlamydia trachomatis infection is now the commonest bacterial, sexually transmitted infection in the UK. Uncomplicated genital chlamydial infection often does not produce symptoms in men or women, but patients may present with sequelae. New diagnostic techniques are available to identify C. trachomatis more easily and new antibiotic regimens provide effective treatment. These factors, together with heightened awareness within the medical profession and the general population, should help to reduce the prevalence of this infection.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Antibodies, Bacterial / analysis
  • Chlamydia Infections / diagnosis*
  • Chlamydia Infections / drug therapy
  • Chlamydia trachomatis* / immunology
  • Female
  • Genital Diseases, Female / diagnosis
  • Genital Diseases, Female / drug therapy
  • Genital Diseases, Female / microbiology*
  • Genital Diseases, Male / diagnosis
  • Genital Diseases, Male / drug therapy
  • Genital Diseases, Male / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Macrolides
  • Male
  • Tetracyclines


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Antibodies, Bacterial
  • Macrolides
  • Tetracyclines