Pharyngeal Chlamydia trachomatis in men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Netherlands: a large retrospective cohort study

Ymke J Evers*, Nicole H T M Dukers-Muijrers, Geneviève A F S van Liere, Jan van Bergen, Sophie Kuizenga-Wessel, Christian J P A Hoebe

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Pharyngeal Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) was diagnosed in 1.2% and pharyngeal-only CT in 0.5% of routinely universally tested men who have sex with men (MSM). In these 3-anatomic-site tested MSM, pharyngeal-only CT comprised 4.8% of all CT. The low positivity of pharyngeal-only CT indicates low public health impact of pharyngeal CT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1480-1484
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number8
Early online date10 Aug 2021
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2022


  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • men who have sex with men
  • oral
  • sexually transmitted infection
  • testing policy

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