What is the sequelae of inadequately treated pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) caused by chlamydial genitourinary infections (chlamydia)?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Inadequately treated PID can lead to sepsis, infertility, and chronic pelvic pain. Many practitioners strongly advise admission for inpatient therapy and monitoring of response whenever PID is suspected because of a tendency of adolescents to minimize or ignore symptoms and eschew follow-up.


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