Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in Pregnancy

  • Joseph G. PastorekII

Abstract

It is a truism in medicine that the diagnosis that is not sought is the diagnosis that will not be found. Every medical student is taught by his mentors the philosophy of the differential diagnosis, that is, naming every pathological entity that could be the cause of a particular patient’s disease, and then weeding out, by history, examination, or laboratory study, those which are not. The importance of this initial list of diagnoses, then, is beyond measure; if an illness is not mentioned therein, it will be overlooked. And because many maladies are symptomatically similar to other, unrelated diseases, the physician is compelled to apply much of his intellect to the study of differential diagnosis.

Keywords

Toxicity Progesterone Gall Posit Tetracycline 

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