Chlamydia trachomatis Infections in Women and Men

  • Jorma PaavonenEmail author


Chlamydia trachomatis is an important genital pathogen and the most common bacterial cause of sexually transmitted infections. Most clinical manifestations of C. trachomatis genital infections are silent and the majority of chlamydial infections are asymptomatic. Symptomatic chlamydial infections only represent the tip of the iceberg.


Sexually Transmit Infection Chlamydia Trachomatis Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Chlamydial Infection Genital Infection 
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The author’s work is in part  supported by the European Commission within the Sixth Framework Programme through the EpiGenChlamydia project (contract no. LSHG-CT-2007-037637). See for more details.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyHelsinki University Central HospitalHelsinkiFinland

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