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Causes of pelvic infection in women and mode of transmission?

What are the causes of pelvic infection in women and the mode of transmission
Asked On : Thu, 9 Feb 2012
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PID or Pelvic inflammatory disease is the term given to inflammatory process of mainly the fallopian tubes and the surrounding associated ligaments. There are a variety of causative pathogens:
1. N. gonorrhea- transmission mainly ascending by cervical route.
2. Chlamydia
3. Polymicrobial: due to multiple organisms.
4. coliform organisms; ascending from GIT route
5. Tuberculosis: mostly after primary respiratory infection.
These are common causes. Each of them have specific presentations and treatments.
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