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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

"Pelvic Inflammatory Disease" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A spectrum of inflammation involving the female upper genital tract and the supporting tissues. It is usually caused by an ascending infection of organisms from the endocervix. Infection may be confined to the uterus (ENDOMETRITIS), the FALLOPIAN TUBES; (SALPINGITIS); the ovaries (OOPHORITIS), the supporting ligaments (PARAMETRITIS), or may involve several of the above uterine appendages. Such inflammation can lead to functional impairment and infertility.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Pelvic Inflammatory Disease" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Pelvic Inflammatory Disease" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 41 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2012
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