Pelvic inflammatory disease: The importance of aggressive treatment in adolescents

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Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), an infection of the female genital tract, presents a number of difficult challenges in diagnosis and management. Adolescents in particular require aggressive care of PID to prevent the long-term sequelae of chronic pelvic pain and infertility. This article reviews the etiology, microbiology, diagnosis, and management of PID, with an emphasis on treating adolescents with PID.



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