What are outpatient regimens for treatment 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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Outpatient regimens for PID include initial single-dose intramuscular therapy with a second- or third-generation cephalosporin plus 14 days of doxycycline, with or without metronidazole 500 mg twice daily for 14 days. Because of the emergence of quinolone-resistant N gonorrhoeae, regimens that include a quinolone are no longer recommended for PID treatment.


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