Tijdschrift voor geneeskunde vol:63 issue:14-15 pages:694-702
Pelvic infections in women: an update
Pelvic infections in women are an important cause of infertility and chronic pelvic pain. Thus early detection and treatment are mandatory. As some pelvic infections follow an asymptomatic course, a continuous vigilance is compulsory. In august 2006 the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) published an update of their guidelines.
This manuscript intends to procure an up-to-date overview of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnostics and treatment of pelvic infections in women.