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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

  • Goran Augustin
  • Maja Prutki
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Part of the Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma book series (HTACST)

Abstract

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) represents a clinical continuum of an infection of upper female genital tract not associated with surgery or pregnancy. Ascending infection from the endocervix causes endometritis, salpingitis, oophoritis, pyosalpinx, tubo-ovarian abscess, and pelvic abscesses. PID is one of the most serious complications of sexually transmitted diseases most commonly caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis, although 30–40% are polymicrobial [1].

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity Hospital Centre Zagreb and School of Medicine, University of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospital Centre Zagreb and School of Medicine, University of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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