Interventions for treating genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in pregnancy

Authors: Cluver C, Novikova N, Eriksson DOA, Bengtsson K, Lingman GK.

Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD010485. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010485.pub2.

Background

Genital Chlamydia trachomatis (C.trachomatis) infection may lead to pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, preterm labour, low birthweight, preterm rupture of membranes, increased perinatal mortality, postpartum endometritis, chlamydial conjunctivitis and C.trachomatis pneumonia.This review supersedes a previous review on this topic.

Objectives

To establish the most efficacious and best-tolerated therapy for treatment of genital chlamydial infection in preventing maternal infection and adverse neonatal outcomes.

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