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<< Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment in the Emergency Department (Pharmacology CME)

Treatment

The choice of treatment regimen depends on the severity of the illness; the patient's ability to tolerate oral medication; the presence of complications, allergies, and comorbidities; and the patient’s ability to adhere to the medication regimen. The majority of patients with mild-to-moderately severe PID can be treated with outpatient oral therapy.1,3 Inpatient/ intravenous therapy should be reserved for pregnant patients, patients with severe disease, patients unable to tolerate or comply with the oral regimen, or if there is uncertainty about the appropriateness of the oral regimen.

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