Diagnosis and treatment of acute salpingitis

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Coincident with the epidemic of gonorrhea and other venereally transmitted infections in the United States, there has been an increase in the incidence of acute salpingitis. Salpingitis, one of the most common acute gynecologic problems, is responsible for 5% to 20% of gynecologic admissions to large medical centers in the United States. It has been estimated that 250,000 to 272,000 women with salpingitis are admitted to hospitals in the United States each year and that two to three times as many are treated as outpatients. Although many physicians have viewed salpingitis and gonorrhea as a problem for venereal disease clinics and public hospitals, Center for Disease Control figures show that 3.7 times as much gonorrhea is treated by private physicians as by VD clinics and public hospitals. Ten percent to 17% of women with untreated endocervical gonorrhea will develop salpingitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-30
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine


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