Chlamydia

Chlamydia is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis and represents one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, affecting 4.2% of women and 2.7% of men worldwide. Rapid diagnosis is critical, largely because infection can remain asymptomatic in the first weeks. However, progression can result in complications ranging from pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility  to systemic infections resulting in death.