Chlamydial infections in children and adolescents

Latha Chandran, Rachel Boykan

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Abstract

Chlamydial infections are highly prevalent and affect all age groups. Most are indolent and subacute, potentially resulting in long-term morbidity, including chronic pelvic pain, infertility, and trachoma-related blindness. Several available diagnostic tests have varying degrees of sensitivity, specificity, and clinical utility. The NAAT tests have greatly improved the ability to conduct population-based screening for Chlamydia. Preferred diagnostic methods vary, based on the site of infection. Chlamydial infections are easily treated with macrolide antibiotics. The role of Chlamydia in the pathogenesis of asthma and atherosclerosis is under investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-250
Number of pages8
JournalPediatrics in Review
Volume30
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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