The Dangers of Chlamydia Trachomatis

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					The Dangers of Chlamydia Trachomatis in Infants

Chlamydia trachomatis are the bacteria that cause the most common
sexually transmitted disease in North America, Chlamydia. Infants may
contract chlamydia if their mother had the disease while pregnant during
vaginal childbirth. There are several dangers of chlamydia trachomatis in
infants.      Chlamydia trachomatis is so insidious and so infectious
because the carrier usually does not realize that they have the disease.
As a result, they are able to transmit the disease through vaginal, anal
and oral sex. The more partners someone has the more likely that they
will spread the disease.

  Untreated chlamydial infections in women can lead to serious
reproductive health issues. The infection can spread to the fallopian
tubes causing pelvic inflammatory disease or PID. PID can permanently
damage the fallopian tubes, which may cause chronic pain and infertility.
Women often suffer with ectopic pregnancies, which can be fatal to the
mother. In addition, untreated chlamydial infections can cause premature
deliveries. Infected mothers who give birth often have babies born with
chlamydial pneumonia and eye infections.      There is no vaccine to
prevent chlamydia trachomatis. Both men and women can contract chlamydia
trachomatis. The best way to prevent the disease is to always use latex
condoms when engaging in sex and to limit the number of sexual partners
that you have. Women over the age of 25 are routinely screened for the
disease at their annual gynecological exam. However, men are not
routinely screened and may not exhibit symptoms that would send them to a
doctor. In fact, 50% of all men with chlamydia trachomatis exhibit no
symptoms at all. Of the men who had symptoms, the common symptom was a
mucus discharge from the penis or pain while urinating.       Chlamydia
trachomatis is easily cured with a series of antibiotics. While waiting
for test results to see if you have the disease, you should avoid sexual
contact. It is recommended that all of your sexual partners be informed
that you may have chlamydia trachomatis so that they can abstain from sex
as well while awaiting your results. If you test positive then your
partners need to also be tested to avoid re-infecting others and to get
cured.      The truth about chlamydia and why should read this. Read how
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