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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Tree Number(s)
C01.635.500
C13.351.500.056.750
Unique ID
D000292
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000292
Annotation
female only: note category; "male adnexitis": index under GENITAL DISEASES, MALE or PELVIC INFECTION
Scope Note
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.
Entry Version
PELVIC INFLAMM DIS
Entry Term(s)
Adnexitis
Inflammatory Disease, Pelvic
Inflammatory Pelvic Disease
Pelvic Disease, Inflammatory
NLM Classification #
WP 155
Public MeSH Note
2003; see ADNEXITIS 1963-2002
History Note
2003 (1963)
Date Established
2003/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Preferred
Adnexitis Narrower
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