mucopurulent cervicitis


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mucopurulent cervicitis

Gynecology Cervical inflammation due to STD bacterial–N gonorrhoeae and/or C trachomatis–infection. See Cervicitis. Cf Pelvic inflammatory disease.
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PLAYA HERRADURA, COSTA RICA -- Among women with bacterial vaginosis, most mucopurulent cervicitis is not associated with gonorrhea or chlamydia infection, results of a study of young women in high-risk settings suggest.
On examination, many patients with mild PID do not have a fever nor do they show evidence of mucopurulent cervicitis. While additional criteria such as fever, cervicitis, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and laboratory documentation of cervical infection with N.
To assist health-care providers in developing protocols and policies, CDC has recommended chlamydia screening for 1) all women with mucopurulent cervicitis; 2) all sexually active women aged [less than]20 years; and 3) women aged 20-24 years who meet either of two criteria or women aged ]greater than] 24 years who meet both criteria--a) inconsistent use of barrier contraception or b) a new sex partner or more than one sex partner during the previous 3 months [4].