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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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HERNANDEZ DURAN, Daisy  and  DIAZ MITJANS, Orlando. Pelvic inflammatory disease. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2010, vol.36, n.4, pp. 613-631. ISSN 1561-3062.

Every year thousands of women has an event of acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) leading to a increasing risk of chronic discomforts in the lower hemi-abdomen, ectopic pregnancy, pains due to adhesions, tubal infertiliy, dyspareunia, the pyosalpinx, tubo-ovarian and more of then requiring surgical interventions. The complications and sequelae of PIE are distressing for patients, the family and the society. Approximately a 12 % of women overcomes infertile after a single event, almost a 25 % after two events and almost a 50 % after three events. Its diagnosis and treatment had a high economic budget. This subject was analyzed to increase our knowledge and to improve the diagnosis quality, complications, treatment and management in general of patients presenting with pelvic inflammatory disease.

Keywords : Pelvic inflammatory disease; sexual communicable diseases; tubo-ovarial abscess; colpotomy.

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