Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 22, issue 4, P693-708 2008 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2008.05.008 View full text
Susan M. Lareau, Richard H. Beigi

Abstract: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is common infection among reproductive-aged women. The presentation ranges from acute severe illness to a more indolent and mild clinical picture. Attention has turned to subclinical PID as an important entity. The majority of the public health impact from PID comes from its attributable long-term sequelae, including tubal-factor infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain. Tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA) represents a severe form of PID. Vigilance is required when carin…

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