Emergency Medicine Reports – May 15, 2023
May 15, 2023
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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
The clinical diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is challenging in the emergency department. Nonetheless, making the diagnosis is important, since PID is associated with uterine and fallopian tube scarring leading to tubal factor infertility and ectopic pregnancy, as well as chronic pelvic pain. This article provides an evidence-based review of diagnostic and treatment recommendations for PID.