Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) - CDC Criteria for ...

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) - CDC Criteria for Diagnosis

Minimum Criteria (at least one needed for diagnosis):	

 - Cervical motion tenderness

 - Uterine tenderness

 - Adnexal tenderness

Additional Criteria (support a diagnosis of PID)

 - Oral temperature >101°F, or 38.3°C

 - Abnormal vaginal or cervical discharge

 - White blood cells on saline wet mount (>10 polymorphonuclear leukocytes per high-power field [101])

 - Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (> 15 mm/??)

 - Elevated C-reactive protein,

 - Elevated white blood cell count > 10,000 cells/mL

 - Laboratory evidence of Neisseria gonorrhoaea or Chlamydia trachomatis infection

Definitive Criteria (confirm the diagnosis of PID)

 - Histopathologic evidence of endometritis

 - Imaging showing thickened, fluid-filled tubes, with or without pelvic free fluid or tubo-ovarian complex,

 - Doppler studies suggesting pelvic infection,

 - Intra-abdominal findings consistent with PID on laparoscopy

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Dr. Gerald Diaz
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