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Internal Medicine

Primary Care Aspects of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Review Questions

Kenneth J. Smith, MD, FACP

Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA; and a member of the Hospital Physician Editorial Board.


Choose the single best answer for each question.

1. Performing which of the following procedures is necessary to make a diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)?
  1. Physical examination
  2. Endocervical culture
  3. Endometrial biopsy
  4. Transvaginal ultrasonography
  5. Laparoscopy
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2. PID is NOT caused by which of the following organisms?

  1. Anaerobic organisms
  2. Chlamydia
  3. Gonococcus
  4. Gram-negative bacteria
  5. Staphylococcus aureus
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3. Which of the following statements regarding risk factors for PID is correct?

  1. Barrier contraceptive methods do not influence the risk for PID
  2. Douching increases the risk for PID
  3. Oral contraceptives increase the risk for PID
  4. Race and ethnicity do not influence the risk for PID
  5. Smoking does not influence the risk for PID
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4. Which of the following statements regarding the treatment of PID is correct?
  1. Antibiotics should be chosen based on results of cultures
  2. Appropriate antibiotic therapy has been proven to decrease PID complications
  3. Hospital treatment is superior to outpatient therapy for PID
  4. Intramuscular doses of cefoxitin and oral administration of doxycycline are part of the outpatient therapy of PID
  5. Intravenous administration of ciprofloxacin alone is reasonable for inpatient therapy of PID
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5. Which of the following represents a patient’s risk for infertility after a single episode of PID?

  1. 5%
  2. 10%
  3. 20%
  4. 30%
  5. 40%
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