What is the morbidity and mortality of chlamydial genitourinary infections (chlamydia)?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Deaths are rare and are caused by progression to salpingitis and tuboovarian abscess with rupture and peritonitis. The most significant morbidity occurs when repeated episodes of chlamydia lead to obstruction and scarring of the fallopian tubes, resulting in partial or total sterility. Chlamydia is an indirect cause of mortality from ectopic pregnancies. [25] Mortality due to ectopic pregnancy is probably more common than is death due to tuboovarian abscess.


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