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Microbiology profile in women with pelvic inflammatory disease in relation to IUD use

I Viberga, V Odlind, G Lazdane, J Kroica, L Berglund, S Olofsson
Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2005, 13 (4): 183-90

OBJECTIVE: To study the microbial characteristics of patients with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and the possible impact of an intrauterine device (IUD) on the microbial environment in women presenting with PID.

METHODS: Case-control study, investigating 51 women with acute PID and 50 healthy women. Endocervical specimens for microbiological investigation were obtained at gynaecological examination.

RESULTS: IUD users with PID had significantly more Fusobacteria spp. and Peptostreptococcus spp. than non-IUD users with PID. The finding of combinations of several anaerobic or aerobic microbes was associated with a significantly increased risk of PID and with complicated PID. In IUD users, the combinations of several anaerobic/aerobic microbes were associated with an increased risk of PID, irrespective of duration of IUD use. Long-term IUD use appeared to be associated with an increased risk of a PID being complicated.

CONCLUSION: The finding of several anaerobic or aerobic microbes appears to be associated with PID in users of IUD.


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