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Ma R. Chlamydia infection raises long-term risk of reproductive complications. Practitioner 2016;260(1795):5

Chlamydia infection raises long-term risk of reproductive complications

01 Aug 2016Pais-up subscribers

Infection with chlamydia increases the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), ectopic pregnancy and tubal factor infertility by at least 30%, a nationwide study from Denmark has shown. The risk persisted throughout the 17 years of follow-up. Following a second infection the risk of PID was increased by a further 20%. Adjusted hazard ratio for each reproductive complication was 31-50% higher in women who tested positive for chlamydia compared with women who tested negative.

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