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Chlamydia trachomatis

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Chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis) is a bacterium that causes a sexually transmissible infection (STI). It most commonly affects the urethra (the delicate tube that runs from your bladder), the throat and the anus. In women it may spread to the cervix (neck of the womb) and the uterus. Chlamydia can also be transferred to the eyes through rubbing or touching with unwashed hands.

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  • Australian STI management guidelines - an online resource for primary care health professionals which provide concise information to support the prevention, testing, diagnosis, management and treatment of STIs.

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Last updated: 5 June 2023

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