TUBO-OVARIAN ACTINOMYCOSIS ASSOCIATED WITH INTRAUTERINE CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES

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Summary

Two patients with actinomycosis of the uterine adnexa are described. At the time symptoms developed one patient had a copper intrauterine contraceptive device in situ while the other had recently had a Lippes loop removed. Neither patient showed evidence of spread of infection from a lesion of bowel. It is suggested that the intrauterine devices may have played a part in the pathogenesis of the disease.

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