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Intrauterine devices and acute pelvic inflammatory disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  946485     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One of the most serious problems among women using the intrauterine device (IUD) has been pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Subjects for the present investigation were chosen from 15- to 44-year-old women seeking emergency medical attention at a large city hospital. Febrile and afebrile patients with PID and appropriate controls were asked to complete a self-administered questionnaire concerning their demographic, reproductive, and contraceptive histories. Results showed a significantly higher proportion of IUD users among febrile cases of PID (38%) than among controls (11%). This implies that febrile PID is five times as likely to develop in an IUD user as in a nonuser.
W L Faulkner; H W Ory
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JAMA     Volume:  235     ISSN:  0098-7484     ISO Abbreviation:  JAMA     Publication Date:  1976 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-06-02     Completed Date:  1976-06-02     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501160     Medline TA:  JAMA     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1851-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Contraception / methods
Fever / etiology
Follow-Up Studies
Intrauterine Devices / adverse effects*
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease / etiology*,  therapy
Social Class

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