Pelvic inflammatory disease: diagnosis and treatment in the emergency department [digest].

@article{Bugg2016PelvicID,
  title={Pelvic inflammatory disease: diagnosis and treatment in the emergency department [digest].},
  author={Charles Walter Bugg and Taku Taira and Milana Zaurova},
  journal={Emergency medicine practice},
  year={2016},
  volume={18 12 Suppl Points & Pearls},
  pages={S1-S2}
}
Pelvic inflammatory disease is a common disease that is associated with significant complications including infertility, chronic pelvic pain, ruptured tubo-ovarian abscess, and ectopic pregnancy. The diagnosis may be delayed when the presentation has nonspecific signs and symptoms. Even when it is properly identified, pelvic inflammatory disease is often treated suboptimally. This review provides evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, disposition, and follow-up of patients… CONTINUE READING