Chlamydial urethritis is a sexually transmitted disease involving infection of the urethra (the tube that drains urine from the bladder).
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Chlamydial urethritis is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis.
Chlamydia can cause a type of swelling (inflammation) of the urethra (
People who are sexually active and those with multiple sexual partners are at highest risk for chlamydia infection.
Different strains of
Review Date: 04/28/2010
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.