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2019 Mar 04

Ugeskr Laeger



[Pelvic inflammatory disease is a rare cause of acute abdomen in a child].


Kolind R S, Møller N K, Holm K
Ugeskr Laeger. 2019 Mar 04; 181(10).
PMID: 30869072.


Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a frequent cause of acute abdomen among sexually active females, although rarely seen in girls prior to their sexual debut. In this case report, a 12-year-old girl was hospitalised due to abdominal pain. She was virgo and premenarcheal. A laparoscopy showed a normal appendix but revealed pyosalpinx. A follow-up with ultrasound of the genitalia interna showed normal relations. PID should be considered in all females with compatible symptoms, irrespective of their age.