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Goals

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

- Topics
- Introduction
- Objectives
- Approaches
- Laboratory
- Clinical
- Syndromic
- Syndromic
- Strengths
- Weaknesses
- Accuracy
- Genital Ulcer
- Algorithm
- Urethral
- Algorithm
- Vaginal
- Vaginitis
- Cervicitis
- Algorithms
- Algorithms
- Algorithms
- Abdominal
> PID
- Algorithm
- Algorithm
- Other Issues
- Treatment
- Screening
- The Four Cs
- Resources
- HIV Testing
- Vaccination
- Preliminary
- Summary

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Section 3 - STD Management

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

  • Inflammation of a woman's upper genital tract

  • Usually results from infection traveling up from cervix

  • Can lead to chronic pelive pain, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, death

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Definitions of PID vary. This presentation uses the World Health Organization (WHO) definition, where PID refers to an inflammation of a woman’s upper genital tract. The inflammation could be endometritis [en”-do-me-trí-tis], which is inflammation of the inner uterine lining; salpingitis [sal”-pin-gí-tis], which is inflammation of the fallopian tubes; tubo-ovarian abscess; and pelvic peritonitis [per”-i-to-ní-tis], which is infection of the abdominal lining that surrounds the uterus and fallopian tubes. PID usually results from infection traveling up from the cervix. PID can lead to chronic pelvic pain, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and sometimes even death.

 

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