Chlamydia - a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium, and Chlamydia trachomatis.This bacterium is a unique organism living inside a living cell (like a virus), but in its structure similar to bacteria.Thanks to its dual nature as well as the ability to parasitize within cells - is quite difficult to cure chlamydia.The manifestations of this disease are usually absent or are very small, so a lot of cases of chlamydia remain undetected, so that proper treatment is started with a serious delay and only after developing explicit serious complications
Ways of infection with chlamydia
In most cases, infectionthe disease occurs during vaginal or anal intercourse (sometimes oral).In addition, the possible infection of the newborn, while passing through the birth canal ailing mother with the subsequent development of his pneumonia and conjunctivitis .
particularly susceptible to chlamydia young women and teenage girls, by virtue of their natural physiological characte
Due to the fact that the disease often runs very discreetly, in 50% of infected men and 75% of infected women are completely absent manifestations of this disease.Manifestations of chlamydia may develop usually after one - three weeks after infection.
Men in the acute phase of chlamydia occur cloudy / clear discharge from the penis, or the unpleasant pain when urinating, itching and burning in the area of the outlet opening of the urethra.After the acute period, the obvious manifestations of chlamydia disappear and the disease becomes latent internal process.
Women initially chlamydia affects the urinary canal and the cervix, resulting in the acute stage, there are unusual vaginal discharge ( whites ), there are unpleasant or painful sensation during urination, pain in the lumbar region and abdomen, possibly minorimproving overall body temperature and nausea.Join pain during intercourse, after a possible bleeding;sometimes there bleeding between periods
Possible complications of chlamydia
Men: epididymitis (inflammation of the spermatic cord and vas deferens), vesicles (inflammation of the testicles), prostatitis , urethritis.
Women: pelvioperitonit, bartholinitis , endometritis, vaginitis, vestibulitis.
Most of chlamydia in women has no obvious clinical manifestations, so that the infection is detected already at a late stage, when the inflammation has spread to the ovaries, fallopian tubes, endometrium, cervix and pelvic peritoneum.Chlamydia infection in pregnant women increases the risk of miscarriage and premature detachment of the placenta
treatment of chlamydia is to perform antibiotic therapy in combination with taking immunostimulants and multivitamins, refusal to the treatment of sexuality and the use of alcohol, subject to a specially developeddiet.
sexual partner of the patient as a person necessarily has to pass appropriate examinations and necessary treatment, or with high probability we can speak about the re-infection of the infection.