Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a sexually transmitted disease caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia. It most often occurs in young women and may go undetected for years. Untreated PID leads to many potentially severe and devastating health Consequences, including infertility. This book discusses the presence and control of PID in the United States. It highlights the symptoms and consequences of PID and how it can be recognized and diagnosed. Effective medications exist for this disease, but early detection is essential to successful treatment.
Infectious diseases affect everyone. Although not all are fatal, each disease causes a degree of harm and discomfort to those that they afflict and can sometimes have long-lasting consequences. Each book in the series Deadly Diseases and Epidemics takes the reader through all aspects of an infectious disease-from its history and method of infection to its treatment and prevention. The books provide a foundation for understanding the basics of microbiology, immunology, and epidemiology.