What are two categories of genital Chlamydia trachomatis (C trachomatis) infection?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Two broad anatomical treatment categories of genital C trachomatis infection are recognized, as follows:

  • C trachomatis cervicitis/urethritis/epididymitis (D-K biovars): Lower genital tract or uncomplicated

  • C trachomatis salpingitis/endometritis (D-K biovars): Upper genital tract or complicated

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