Which disorders are women with chlamydial genitourinary infections (chlamydia) at an increased risk of acquiring?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Women with a chlamydial infection (especially one caused by serotype G) are at increased risk for the development of cervical cancer; the risk is as much as 6.5 times greater than it is in women without infection. Chlamydial infections also increase the risk of acquiring HIV infection by increasing genital mucosal inflammation.


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