Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Trachoma Risk Factors

Risk factors for chlamydia trachomatis include:

  • Age: 15 to 29 years
  • Multiple sex partners
  • Unprotected sex: not using condoms
  • Sexual partner with sexually transmitted disease
  • Women who use an intrauterine device

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Trachoma References
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