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.
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Sexually-transmitted infection