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Untreated endocervical gonorrhea and endometritis following elective abortion.
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PMID:  984137     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A matched-pair analysis of 228 cases of endometritis occurring over a two-year period in 4,823 elective abortion patients was carried out. Patients with postabortal endometritis were matched with control subjects for age, parity, race, pay status, time of abortion, and type of abortion procedure. The prevalence of endocervical gonorrhea was 2.7% in the entire group seeking abortion, with 14.7% of patients with gonorrhea subsequently developing endometritis. The matched-pair analysis detected a threefold increased risk for endometritis in patients with untreated gonoccocal endocervicitis when compared with control subjects (p less than 0.05). The significance of these findings to centers performing abortions is discussed.
R T Burkman; J A Tonascia; M F Atienza; T M King
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  126     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1976 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-01-03     Completed Date:  1977-01-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  648-51     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced* / adverse effects
Endometritis / epidemiology*,  etiology
Gonorrhea / complications,  epidemiology*

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