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ICD-10 code: A74.8

Chapter: Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

Other Chlamydial Diseases: What You Need to Know

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. However, there are other chlamydial diseases that you should be aware of as well. These diseases can affect both men and women and can have serious consequences if left untreated. Here are some of the other chlamydial diseases you should know about:

  1. Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)
  2. LGV is a rare form of chlamydia that is more common in tropical and subtropical areas. It can cause painful sores on the genitals, fever, and swollen lymph nodes. If left untreated, LGV can cause long-term damage to the lymphatic system.

  3. Trachoma
  4. Trachoma is an eye infection caused by Chlamydia trachomatis. It is spread through direct contact with eye and nose secretions from infected individuals. Trachoma is a leading cause of blindness in developing countries, particularly in areas with poor sanitation.

  5. Psittacosis
  6. Psittacosis is a respiratory infection caused by Chlamydia psittaci. It is spread through contact with infected birds or their droppings. Symptoms of psittacosis can include fever, headache, and muscle aches. In some cases, it can cause pneumonia or even death.

  7. Chlamydial pneumonia
  8. Chlamydial pneumonia is a type of pneumonia caused by Chlamydia pneumoniae. It is spread through respiratory secretions and can cause symptoms such as coughing, fever, and chest pain. Chlamydial pneumonia is usually mild, but it can be serious in older adults or people with weakened immune systems.

  9. Reactive arthritis
  10. Reactive arthritis is a type of arthritis that can develop after a chlamydia infection. It can cause joint pain, swelling, and stiffness, as well as eye and urinary tract problems. Reactive arthritis usually goes away on its own, but it can be treated with antibiotics and other medications.

If you suspect that you may have one of these chlamydial diseases, it is important to see a healthcare provider right away. These diseases can have serious consequences if left untreated. Your healthcare provider can perform tests to diagnose the condition and prescribe the appropriate treatment.

Remember, the best way to protect yourself from chlamydia and other sexually transmitted diseases is to practice safe sex. This means using condoms correctly and consistently

Diagnosis Codes for Other chlamydial diseases | A74.8