12 April 2018 Laser therapy in women genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection complicated with PID and infertility
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Genital Chlamydia Trachomatis infection is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections with more than 50 million new cases occurred globally every year. Underdiagnosed and untreated, it can generate long term severe complications including PID, infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain. Among 20 patients diagnosed with PID and infertility in our medical office during one year, we selected a study group of 10 patients with genital Chlamydia Trachomatis infection. The diagnostic methods used were anamnesis, clinical examination, Pap smear, bacteriological and serological tests, ultra sound examination. The group of patients selected was monitored for one year. The treatment took into account general measures for both partners and specific measures (antibiotic treatment and focused laser therapy). The initial group was split in two, group A treated only with antibiotics and group B treated with both antibiotics and laser therapy. All the 5 patients of group B presented an improvement of the clinical manifestations and 3 of them ended up with pregnancy. On the other hand, in group B, only one patient manifested total disappearance of pains and the infertility persisted for all. It is noteworthy that the association of laser therapy in the treatment of Chlamydia Trachomatis infection has brought significant improvement in the inflammatory processes of internal genitalia (PID) and in the fertility of the couple.
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Daniela Brinzan, Lucian Paiusan, Claudia-Ramona Smeu, "Laser therapy in women genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection complicated with PID and infertility", Proc. SPIE 10582, Laser Florence 2017: Advances in Laser Medicine, 1058208 (12 April 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2315182; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2315182
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