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when treating pid, is intravenous infusion(cefoxitin/cefotetan) + oral pill therapy more effective than injection(ceftriaxon) + oral pills therapy?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Severe PID: For severe PID (lots of pain, high fever, etc), IV treatment for 2-3 days (sometimes longer), e.g. with cefoxitin or cefotetan, is preferable to a single ceftriaxone shot plus oral treatment. But each case is different; ask your doctor and follow her advice. Good luck!

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