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Pelvic inflammatory disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an inflammation of the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and surrounding tissue. It can be caused by a variety of bacteria or viruses, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The bacteria most frequently responsible are Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis, but bacteria normally found in the vagina and cervix can also be the cause.

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Predictive medicine

Medicine that links medical knowledge with data to predict a patient’s potential health problems. Examples include artificial intelligence and genetics.