CSTE Position Statement(s)
Clinical DescriptionInfection with Chlamydia trachomatis may result in urethritis, epididymitis, cervicitis, acute salpingitis, or other syndromes when sexually transmitted. Perinatal infections may result in inclusion conjunctivitis and pneumonia among newborns. Other syndromes caused by C. trachomatis include lymphogranuloma venereum (see Lymphogranuloma venereum Infection) and trachoma.
Laboratory Criteria For Diagnosis
- Isolation of C. trachomatis by culture, OR
- Demonstration of C. trachomatis in a clinical specimen by antigen detection methods