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Chlamydia (cont.)

Chlamydia Diagnosis

The health care practitioner will conduct the following exams and tests.

Physical Examination

Tenderness for women in the area of the sex organs, pus from the vagina or penis, and fever could indicate an infection.

Diagnostic Tests

Diagnostic tests may be ordered that may include looking at samples of the discharge under a microscope or obtaining cultures to identify the disease-causing bacteria.

Some diagnostic tests may include obtaining cultures or sending urine to the laboratory to determine if you are infected. You may also be tested for other sexually transmitted diseases because many patients with chlamydia also have other infections such as gonorrhea or trichomonas.

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Chlamydial Genitourinary Infections »

Chlamydiae are small gram-negative obligate intracellular microorganisms that preferentially infect squamocolumnar epithelial cells.

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