Prevention of acute pelvic inflammatory disease after hysterosalpingography: efficacy of doxycycline prophylaxis.

@article{Pittaway1983PreventionOA,
  title={Prevention of acute pelvic inflammatory disease after hysterosalpingography: efficacy of doxycycline prophylaxis.},
  author={D. E. Pittaway and Alan C. Winfield and Wayne S. Maxson and J. Daniell and Carl M. Herbert and Anne Colston Wentz},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1983},
  volume={147 6},
  pages={623-6}
}
In an attempt to minimize the infectious morbidity of hysterosalpingography, the efficacy of oral doxycycline prophylaxis was examined. The records and hysterosalpingograms of 278 consecutive women (group 1) were reviewed to correlate the radiologic findings and the development of acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) after hysterosalpingography. Four women (1.4%) developed PID and all four had tubal dilatation. The overall frequency of PID in women with dilated tubes was 4/35 (11… CONTINUE READING