Chlamydia and gonorrhea lead to the most “distinctive” killer in New York, a new research said. According to the study, pelvic inflammatory disease is the premier unusual cause of death in the Big Apple, according to a research published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.
The infection of female reproductive organs, which is typically caused by sexually transmitted diseases, is responsible for killing more people in New York than in any other city in the country, according to the study carried out by employees at the New York Department of Health.The report, published Friday, reveals the most “distinctive” causes of death in the state and compares it to the national average. Common causes, such as cancer or heart disease, were excluded. Other unusual causes around the New York area include syphilis, septicemia and, also, intervention by law enforcement officers.
“I feel like there’s really almost 51 stories to tell with this. Many of these states have an idea of what’s going on and some are kind of mysterious, like New York,” study author Francis P. Boscoe told the Daily News. “.”
The death rate for PID in New York is more than double compared to the national average, at 6 deaths per 10 million, while 97 New York women lost their lives of PID between 2001 and 2010, said the researchers..
Around 1 million U.S. women contact PID every year, and teen girls are enduring the highest rate of infection, according to the study. There are no precise tests for it, and women probably do not even realize they have it, Some of the symptoms are fever, lower abdomen pain, a burning sensation during urination, pain during sex and unusual bleeding or vaginal discharge.
New Yorkers could be most affected considering their higher STD rates, explained Dr. David Samadi, chairman of urology at Lennox Hill Hospital. STDs are “overwhelmingly the leading” in the communicable diseases charts in New York, according to the Department of Health.
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not mention PID can be fatal, the agency is listing it as one of the 113 causes of death. In 2013, the last year the data is available, 129 people died of it in the U.S.
Samadi added he’s never known of a patient dying of PID. But the disease can cause a lot of frustration and stress, which can lead to fatal problems, he explained. The disease can be cured with antibiotics if detected in its early stages, but can have long and lasting effects. One in eight women who contact it have problems getting pregnant.
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