MED105, Medical Terminology.
Introduction. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a wide-spread infection among the women of reproductive age associated with both high (25-28%) complications rate and a severe burden to public health care (over 800 000 cases annually diagnozed in the US, with the direct treatment costs exceeding US$ 2 billion) (Agarwal, Kulshrestha & Kriplan, 2010). This paper focuses on the etiology of this disorder, its signs, symptoms, and diagnosis as well as outlines the current standards of PID management.
Etiology. PID is an umbrella term which signifies inflammation manifesting in different places of upper female genital tract (endometrium, fallopian tubes or Continue reading...