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What is cervicitis?

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This inflammation of the cervix can be result from:

  • Irritation
  • Infection
  • Injury of cells that line the cervix

Tissues may become red, swollen, and ooze mucus and pus. They may also bleed easily when touched.

SOURCES:

Zenilman, J.M. and Shahmanesh, M., editors, Sexually Transmitted Infections: Diagnosis, Management and Treatment, 1st edition, Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2012.

Mainous, A. and Pomeroy, C., editors, Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases: Impact of Antibiotic Resistance, 2nd ed., Springer Science and Business Media, 2010.

Carton, J., Daly, R. and Ramani, P., editors, Clinical Pathology, 1st ed., Oxford University Press, 2007.

CDC web site: "Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines."

Wilson, J.F. Annals of Internal Medicine, Sept. 1, 2009.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 6, 2019

SOURCES:

Zenilman, J.M. and Shahmanesh, M., editors, Sexually Transmitted Infections: Diagnosis, Management and Treatment, 1st edition, Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2012.

Mainous, A. and Pomeroy, C., editors, Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases: Impact of Antibiotic Resistance, 2nd ed., Springer Science and Business Media, 2010.

Carton, J., Daly, R. and Ramani, P., editors, Clinical Pathology, 1st ed., Oxford University Press, 2007.

CDC web site: "Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines."

Wilson, J.F. Annals of Internal Medicine, Sept. 1, 2009.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on December 6, 2019

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