Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a common upper reproductive health disorder disproportionately affecting adolescents. Common adverse reproductive health consequences associated with PID include tubal infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and ectopic pregnancy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides evidence-based and expert-driven treatment guidelines for effective management of PID, but clinician adherence to the guidelines has been poor. Clinicians should determine carefully the need for inpatient versus outpatient dispositions based on severity of illness and the adolescent's ability to tolerate an outpatient treatment regimen.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health