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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2003;46(6):1116-1120.
Published online June 1, 2003.
A Report of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in the Region of the Po-Hang.
Hyeok Heo, Jun Young Ha, Kyung Won Kim, Dong Ki Lee, Do Gun Kim, Hoei Saeng Yang, Jae Chul Sim, Hae Won Yoon
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Korea.
Pelvic inflammatory disease has been inclining over the years and high prevalence rates in teenagers is an upcoming issue. Our study is to research and analyze the PID patients of a certain region to give a better perspect of the disease for adequate prevention and management. METHODS: From March 1998 to December 2001, we underwent retrospective studies on medical records of 130 admitted PID patients in po-hang Dong-guk university hospital. RESULTS: Our of all gynecologic patients, 14.4% were PID patients. 17.7% of these were teenagers and patients who were in there twenties consumed up to 50.8%. The disease mostly occured within 8 days of the first menstruational day. Common etiology of the disease was unmarried state, using IUD as a contraceptive and previous artificial abortion. CONCLUSION: PID patients who are in their teens or twenties represented 68.5% of all PID patients. PID in younger ages keeps increasing and seems to be a trend. Secondary treatment of the disease is undoubtfully important, but primary prevention such as sexual education and birth control must also be considered.
Key Words: Pelvic inflammatory disease, Prevalence rate

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