• Increased risk of subsequent chlamydia infection among women not tested at the anorectal anatomical location.

      Visser, Maartje; Dvorakova, Milada; van Aar, Fleur; Heijne, Janneke C M (2021-07-16)
      Universal anorectal testing for Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia) among women is not recommended in many countries, while anorectal chlamydia infections are common. Missed anorectal infections might cause sequelae at the genital site if autoinoculation from the anorectum is possible, but evidence is limited. This study investigates the association between potentially missed anorectal infections and subsequent genital chlamydia infections in women, using not being tested at the anorectal site as a proxy for having a potentially missed anorectal infection.