35164 Subclinical PID

Wednesday, June 11, 2014: 11:00 AM
Dogwood B
Harold Wiesenfeld, MD, CM, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Fallopian tube damage continues to represent a common cause of infertility in women.  Prior infections with chlamydia and gonorrhea are more common among women with tubal factor infertility than women without infertility or women with other causes of infertility.  Subclinical PID is found in as many as 1 in 4 women with gonococcal or chlamydial cervicitis, and is associated with subsequent infertility.  This talk will outline the impact of subclinical PID on the reproductive health of women.