C. trachomatis infections are the leading cause of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States. C. trachomatis is known to cause cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), epididymitis and proctitis. It is also the most frequent cause of non-gonococcal urethritis in men. Among women, the consequences of Chlamydial infections are severe if left untreated.
Neisseria gonorrhoeae may infect the anal/rectal canal of sexually active individuals. Detection of this organism is important for determining the risk for disease progression or transmission.
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