The risk of PID in women more than doubles post-chlamydia

The finding highlights the need for targeted CT screening of high-risk groups: researchers

Women who have been treated for chlamydia have a sustained high risk for pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility, and the risk increases with each subsequent infection, a study shows.


The findings from a UK database suggest women treated with antibiotics nevertheless have more than twice the risk for PID, while a large west Australian cohort put that figure at 80%.

The Dutch researchers used a national GP dataset of more than 850,000 UK women aged between 11 and 25 at the start of follow-up in 2000 up until 2013.

The women