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2020 Apr 18

Antibiotics (Basel)



Management of a Case of Peritonitis Due to Infection Following Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID).


Francesco M DA, Stefanelli P, Carannante A, Corbellini S, Giagulli C, Lorenzin G, Ronconi M, Arici E, Cadei M, Campora R, Caruso A
Antibiotics (Basel). 2020 Apr 18; 9(4).
PMID: 32325724.


Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), a serious infection in sexually active women, is one of the reasons for which females seek care in emergency departments and therefore represents an important public health problem. PID is the result of an endocervical infection with different microorganisms, which then ascend to the endometrium and fallopian tubes. Symptoms of PID may be mild and aspecific, making its diagnosis difficult. However, this clinical condition requires effective antibiotic treatment to reduce incidence of complications and late sequelae. We describe here a case of peritonitis as a complication of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) due to infection in a 49-year-old woman who presented at the Emergency Department with acute abdominal pain.