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Impact of chronic cervicitis on recurrent pelvic inflammatory disease

Obstetrics & Gynecology International Journal
Alejandro Siu-Au,1 Diego Siu-Chang2


Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a sexually-transmitted infection (STI); and, as such, sometimes it is difficult to treat because of partner(s) issues. PID generally is accompanied by chronic cervicitis (CC). We observed that in spite of patients strictly complying with their therapy, there are some individuals that develop recurrent disease; and we tried to establish a relationship between CC and its recurrence in such patients. This study was prospectively designed. Patients in one group were treated with electrocauterization and another group who did not receive this therapy was retrospectively compared by reviewing their clinical records. Patients with CC and PID who did not undergo electrocauterization had 82% recurrence rate compared to those who underwent electrocauterization, who showed a 24% recurrence rate. We concluded that patients who had CC with different manifestations and who underwent electrocauterization or cervical fulguration developed significantly less recurrence of PID.


Pelvic inflammatory disease, Ectopic pregnancy, Infertility, Chronic cervicitis