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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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PELAEZ MENDOZA, Jorge. Pelvis inflammatory disease and the adolescence. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2012, vol.38, n.1, pp. 64-79. ISSN 0138-600X.

The pelvis inflammatory disease (PID) is known as the infection of the superior genital tract including the different evolutionary phases of the infectious process, as well as the involvement of any of its locations, the inflammation of the Fallopian tubes is the commonest way. This entity may to appear in any moment during the reproductive life of woman, but it is much higher the risk of appearance during adolescence and youth accepting that in those aged of 20 it is three times greater than the group aged of 25-29. The great frequency of this disease in adolescents and young peoples is explained among other things, by the close association between the sexual transmited desease (STD) and the PID; nowadays it is considered that in more than 90 % of all the PIDs is present a recent episode of STD. As it is fully known, the practice of risky sexual behaviors is a common feature in these ages thus this sector of population is in a higher risk of STD, PID and its sequelae. In present review we try to approach the problem of PDI in adolescents with an integral overview and also with the update that this subject need, as well as its proper diagnosis and management to promote and to protect the sexual and reproductive health of this important population sector.

Keywords : pelvis inflammatory disease (PID); adolescence; sexual transmited desease (STD).

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