Chlamydia trachomatis

Valeria Fabre, M.D.
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MICROBIOLOGY

  • 3 subsets of C. trachomatis (CT):
  1. D-K biovars: genital tract chlamydia, worldwide STD causing cervicitis, urethritis, PID, epididymitis
  2. L serovars: lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)
  3. A-C biovars: trachoma (ocular)
  • Laboratory culture now rarely performed for clinical care, requires tissue culture to demonstrate intracellular inclusion bodies [Fig 1].

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Last updated: September 30, 2019