Dr. Fox’s post on Pediatric Pelvic Inflammatory Disease from Pediatric Emergency Medicine Morsels is outstanding. All of his posts are brief and totally relevant.
What follows below is just the introduction from the post. Go and read the post. Here is the link to the entire post Pediatric Pelvic Inflammatory Disease BY SEAN FOX · PUBLISHED JUNE 2, 2017 · UPDATED JUNE 1, 2017.
“Abdominal pain” is ubiquitous in the pediatric acute care setting. It’s list of potential causes are extensive and diverse. We have discussed many of these causes from acute (ex, appendicitis, intussusception, pancreatitis) to chronic (ex, CRAP). We have also discussed causes that don’t reside in the abdomen (ex, pneumonia, strep pharyngitis, ovarian torsion,testicular torsion). There is another cause that deserves attention, even if we would rather not have to think about it in the pediatric population. Let us take minute to ensure we are not overlooking Pediatric Pelvic Inflammatory Disease [Continue to the post]
See also Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015 [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF] [Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view the erratum, please click here.] Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)