The epidemiology of salpingitis

  • W. Thompson


Infection of the Fallopian tubes, termed salpingitis, can result in tubal damage and is an aetiological factor in 30–40% of cases of infertility1. It is also claimed to be responsible for 40–50% of ectopic pregnancies. The great majority of such infections are caused by ascending spread of an infection in the lower genital tract2.


Fallopian Tube Genital Tract Ectopic Pregnancy Chlamydia Trachomatis Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 
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