Clinica della flogosi pelvica acuta: nostra esperienza in 118 casi.

Translated title of the contribution: Clinical aspects of acute pelvic inflammation: our experience in 118 cases

G. B. La Sala, F. Sartori, F. Galano, L. Dessanti, F. Sacchetti

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Abstract

The authors examined 118 patients with acute pelvic inflammation between January 1978-June 1984. Acute pelvic inflammation data are not very different in women with (32%) or without (68%) an IUD. The average age of the patients was 29.8 years while 33% had neither been pregnant nor had had children. 41% of the women suffered from leukocytosis, 31% from hyperpyrexia, and BST was high in 70% of the cases when patients were admitted to the hospital. During the course of acute pelvic inflammation, pelvic pain was experienced by 97% of the women, hyperpyrexia by 35%, and metrorrhagia by 10%. Therapy was surgical in 25% of the cases and the hospital stay lasted an average of 12.6 days. Considering the diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties which are often connected with acute pelvic inflammation, the authors emphasize that it is necesary to pay great attention to this illness which mainly affects young women and which can, as a consequence, lead to chronic pelvic pain, extrauterine pregnancies, and infertility. (author's modified)

Translated title of the contributionClinical aspects of acute pelvic inflammation: our experience in 118 cases
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)267-273
Number of pages7
JournalAnnali di Ostetricia Ginecologia Medicina Perinatale
Volume106
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1985

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    La Sala, G. B., Sartori, F., Galano, F., Dessanti, L., & Sacchetti, F. (1985). Clinica della flogosi pelvica acuta: nostra esperienza in 118 casi. Annali di Ostetricia Ginecologia Medicina Perinatale, 106(5), 267-273.