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Self-Study STD Module - PID

Patient Management/Treatment

General PID Considerations
  • Regimens should provide coverage of N. gonorrhoeae, C. trachomatis, anaerobes, Gram-negative facultative bacteria, and streptococci. If BV is present, anaerobic coverage must be included.
  • Treatment should be instituted as early as possible to prevent long-term sequelae.

Criteria for hospitalization of women with PID include:

  • Inability to exclude surgical emergencies (e.g., appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy)
  • Pregnancy
  • Severe illness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • High fever
  • Non-response to oral therapy. This is defined as failure to respond clinically to outpatient antimicrobial therapy within 48-72 hours, or the inability to tolerate an outpatient oral regimen.

Tubo-ovarian abscess and current immunodeficiency (HIV infection with low CD4 count, immunosuppressive therapy) may also be indications for hospitalization.

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