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  • Centers for Diseas
  • Empirical antibiotic treatment is recommended for patients with otherwise unexplained uterine or adnexal tenderness and cervical motion tenderness, according to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (medscape.com)
  • Parenteral Regimens described by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention are Ampicillin/Sulbactam 3 g IV every 6 hours and Doxycycline 200 mg orally or IV every 24 hours, though other regiemes that are used for pelvic inflammatory disease have been effective. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diagnosis
  • No single laboratory test is highly specific or sensitive for the disease, but studies that can be used to support the diagnosis include the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), the C-reactive protein (CRP) level, and chlamydial and gonococcal DNA probes and cultures. (medscape.com)
  • organs
  • This procedure allows the doctor to view the internal abdominal and pelvic organs, as well as take specimens for cultures or microscopic studies, if necessary. (everything2.com)
  • The anatomical structure of the internal organs and tissues of the female reproductive tract provides a pathway for pathogens to ascend from the vagina to the pelvic cavity thorough the infundibulum. (wikipedia.org)
  • STIs
  • BV is a risk factor for pelvic inflammatory disease, HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and reproductive and obstetric disorders or negative outcomes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Until the 1990s,[citation needed] STIs were commonly known as venereal diseases, the word venereal being derived from the Latin word venereus, and meaning relating to sexual intercourse or desire, ultimately derived from Venus, the Roman goddess of love. (wikipedia.org)
  • STIs have been euphemistically referred to as "blood diseases" and "social diseases" in the past. (wikipedia.org)
  • woman's
  • The higher incidence of PID inwomen of lower socioeconomic status is due in part to a woman's lack of education and awareness of health and disease and her accessibility to medical care. (faqs.org)
  • reproductive
  • Still, even though antibodies specific for chlamydial antigens are boosted in severe disease, higher titers are not closely correlated with worse reproductive outcomes. (news-medical.net)