What should be in included in the management of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in patients with chlamydial genitourinary infections (chlamydia)?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The management of PID, even when gonorrhea is present, should always include therapy directed against C trachomatis, as well as N gonorrhoeae and anaerobic bacteria. Randomized trials have shown that parenteral and oral regimens have similar clinical efficacy for mild to moderate PID, although doxycycline is given orally if possible because intravenous infusion is painful. [40]


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