SYNDROMIC MANAGEMENT OF PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE

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Saima Gilani

Abstract

Objective: To know the efficacy of Syndromic approach in the management of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in our
setup.
Material and Methods: The study was conducted on 150 patients both in private hospital and department of
Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan. Patients with signs and symptoms of
mild to moderate Pelvic Inflammatory Disease were included in this study. Diagnosis and treatment were done in a
single visit according to the WHO criteria. These patients were reevaluated after 1 week for improvement.
Results: Patients were aged from 20-50 years. Most of the patients presented with multiple symptoms relating to the
female reproductive tract. On examination multiple signs were present. Out patient management was given to all
patients while 97(65%) patients returned for evaluation after one week of completion of therapy, 94(96%) patients
showed improvement on examination.
Conclusion: The syndromic approach to management of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) and their
complications provides an effective method of diagnosis and treatment without delay.

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