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Hosp Pract (Off Ed). 1993 Jul;28 Suppl 2:25-30; discussion 58-9.

Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy. Management of serious infections, Part II: Amenable infections and models for delivery. Pelvic inflammatory disease.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburg.


Due to its polymicrobial origins and potential for causing infertility and ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a particularly challenging infection to treat. Treatment of mild PID has long been standardized: a single dose of an IM antibiotic followed by oral therapy. Patients with advanced PID requiring long-term therapy may be candidates for outpatient parenteral therapy.

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