"Like wrinkles and many signs of aging, acne is a systemic inflammatory disease
It's possible that atherosclerosis is nothing more than an inflammatory disease
, just like arthritis.
The Report of the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies (1993) emphasized the relationship between infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease
(PID) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and placed a high priority on prevention and treatment of STDs and PID to minimize the prevalence of infertility, The documentation in support of this view indicated that one third to one half of women who acquire an STD will develop PID, that this group of women represents about 80% of all cases of PID (Goeree & Gully, 1993), and that current or prior PID is associated with a sizeable percentage of cases of tubal infertility and ectopic pregnancy (Rootman, 1992; Westrom, 1980).
Pelvic inflammatory disease
(PID) appears to be more common and more aggressive in HIV-infected women than in uninfected women.
It is one of several inflammatory diseases
that occur when the immune system attacks the host's own tissues.
Comparison of acute and subclinical pelvic inflammatory disease
. Sex Transm Dis 2005; 32:400-405.
(1.) Ness RB et al., Condom use and the risk of recurrent pelvic inflammatory disease
, chronic pelvic pain, or infertility following an episode of pelvic ins flammatory disease, American Journal of Public Health, 2004, 94(8):1327-1329.
Ophthalmologists and a rheumatologist discuss the current understanding of scleritis, an inflammatory disease
of the outer coat of the eye.
(1) Almost three in 10 sexually experienced women in a sample tested in 1999-2000 and one in five of those who had never had sex received a diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis, a syndrome that is associated with pelvic inflammatory disease
, poor pregnancy outcomes and other reproductive health problems.
This is especially true if the physician does not view the films but just reads the report of the radiologist, which often says something like "possible pelvic inflammatory disease
" or "possible appendicitis."
Endonasal treatment of frontal sinus inflammatory disease
has become increasingly established during the past few years.
(3,4) Vaginal douching is also associated with pelvic inflammatory disease
, (5) and among current douchers, pelvic inflammatory disease
is significantly related to frequency of douching.
Researchers from the University College London and the University Of Birmingham in Edgbaston, United Kingdom found that while vitamin D can be effective at preventing the onset of inflammation and it is less effective once inflammatory disease
is established because diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis leads to vitamin D insensitivity.
Of women who are not treated, 30% will develop pelvic inflammatory disease
(PID), and approximately one-third of these will become infertile, have ectopic pregnancies or develop chronic pelvic pain.