Prevalence of associated microorganisms in genital discharge, Argentina

Revista de saúde pública
Susana Di BartolomeoR Alberto De Torres

Abstract

There was a significant increase in the number of women demanding gynecological care in public hospital of the Great Buenos Aires, Argentina, between 1997 and 1998. It was necessary to update the prevalence of associated microorganisms in order to review the laboratory support and adjust prevention and control guidelines. Samples from vaginal and endocervical discharge, from total cases: 84 adolescents (15 to 19 years) and 784 adults (20-60 years) attended in 1997-1998, were studied. Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Streptococcus agalactiae, Trichomonas vaginalis, Candida spp, and bacterial vaginosis, were diagnosed applying direct detection methods and specific culture isolation. Chlamydia trachomatis (antigen detection), Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis (culture) were also studied in part of the population. Patient care increased steadily from 1997 and there was an increase of 2.1 times from the first semester to the last one in 1998. Bacterial vaginosis was the most prevalent disease in the adult group, with 23.8%; followed by Candida spp 17.8%; S. agalactiae 5.6%; T.vaginalis 2.4%. In 50.3% of total adult cases neither bacterial vaginosis or presence of any sought microorganisms, was detected. In the adolescents group th...Continue Reading

References

Sep 17, 1998·Journal of Clinical Microbiology·S A MorréA J Van den Brule
Oct 24, 1998·Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology·J A SimõesA Faúndes

Citations

May 25, 2005·Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology = Albrecht Von Graefes Archiv Für Klinische Und Experimentelle Ophthalmologie·Marcus EderHerminia Miño de Kaspar
Mar 11, 2009·São Paulo Medical Journal = Revista Paulista De Medicina·Ana Claudia Camargo CamposCleomenes Reis

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Chlamydia trachomatis
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Trichomonas vaginalis
Trichomonas Vaginitis
Bacterial Vaginosis
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