Urethral isolation of Chlamyidia trachomatis in women with urinary incontinence

Willy Haenggi, Markus Ammann, Miriam Katz, Christoph F. Koenig, Ekkehard Dreher, Henning Schneider

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The overall prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) infection in 168 patients with urinary incontinence was 7.7%. However, in patients with urethral instability CT was found significantly more often than in those with stable urethra (P < 0.001). Clinical and urodynamic improvement followed the treatment with doxycycline in 8 out of 9 patients with urethral instability. According to our results urethral infection with CT may play an important role in the etiology of urge incontinence and urethral instability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-56
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 3 Nov 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Clamydia trachomatis
  • Urethra
  • Urinary incontinence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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