Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy and Tubal Infertility Following Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infections

Joanne Reekie, Basil Donovan, Rebecca Guy, Jane S. Hocking, John M. Kaldor, Donna Mak, David Preen, James Ward, Bette Liu*

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Abstract

Gonorrhea and chlamydia are important causes of pelvic inflammatory disease. Chlamydia also causes long-term sequelae, but the role of gonorrhea is unclear. We followed 300 000 reproductive-aged women for 10 years for ectopic pregnancy and tubal infertility; our findings suggest both infections confer similar increases in risk of these outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1621-1623
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume69
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Financial support. This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; grant number APP1020628). B. L., J. S. H., B. D., J. W., R. G., and J. M. K. are supported by NHMRC fellowships.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • chlamydia
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • gonorrhea
  • infertility

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