About Chlamydia trachomatis

Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate intracellular bacterium, gram negative. This bacterium is responsible for Chlamydia (or chlamydia) urethritis, a sexually transmitted disease that is most common in Latin America and the USA after Papillomavirus (50 times more frequent than gonorrhea, which is more common than syphilis). Its reservoir is strictly human.

Available Tests for Chlamydia trachomatis

EliSpot

Chlamydia trachomatis Elispot
(ACD/CPDA tube)

Antibodies

Chlamydia trachomatis-IgA and Chlamydia trachomatis-IgG antibodies
(Serum tube)

PCR

Chlamydia trachomatis-PCR
(Urethra-smear)

Bacteria:

Chlamydophila trachomatis (gram-negative, intracellular)

Vector / Transmission:

sexual contact, human to human

Symptoms:

cervicitis, sterility, urethritis, trachoma, acute conjunctivitis („swimming pool conjunctivitis“), lymphogranuloma venereum

After infection (4-6 weeks):

arthritis, tendovaginitis

Risk factors:

immune suppression