Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Colleen McNicholas, Jeffrey F. Peipert

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Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) covers a spectrum of female upper genital infections, including endometritis, salpingitis, pyosalpinx, tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA), and pelvic peritonitis. PID is highly preventable, but is associated with serious immediate and long-term sequelae. Adolescents are a special population at high risk of PID, accounting for nearly half of all newly diagnosed sexually-transmitted infections each year. Effective outpatient management is available, but the key to minimizing long-term sequelae is prevention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPractical Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780470673874
StatePublished - Apr 25 2013


  • Adolescent
  • PID
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • STD
  • Sexually-transmitted infection


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