Chlamydia infections in women

  • Definition

    Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. This article discusses chlamydia infections in women.

    See also:

    • Chlamydia
    • Chlamydial urethritis

    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    Chlamydia is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis.

    Different strains of chlamydia cause genital, eye, lymph node, and respiratory infections.

    A baby born to a woman with a chlamydia infection of the cervix may develop eye or lung infections.

    Chlamydia is transmitted through sexual activity. Sexually active individuals and individuals with multiple partners are at highest risk for chlamydia infections.