What is the prevalence of chlamydial genitourinary infections (chlamydia) in men?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Chlamydia has been isolated in approximately 40-60% of males presenting with nongonococcal urethritis. Epidemiologic studies indicate a high prevalence of asymptomatic men who act as a reservoir for chlamydial infections. A 1996 study by Quinn et al (1996) estimated that the transmission probability was 68% in both men and women. [28]


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