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Background: Prospective analysis of 500 cases of vaginal discharge in tertiary health centre of Punjab. Objective: To study the prevalence of Sexually transmitted infections STIs in 500 outpatient of 15 - 49 years age group with vaginal discharge and to evaluate the various factors influencing pattern of STIs. Method: All cases were subjected to cervical cytology, HIV ELISA, rapid plasma reagen RPR test for syphilis and Gram’s staining, Giemsa staining and wet mount study of vaginal discharge. Results: Prevalence of STIs was found to be 58% and majority of infection was caused by G. vaginalis, Candida and Trichomonas. Pap smear showed koilocytosis in 5.6%, mild dysplasia in 1.8% and carcinoma cervix in 1.2% cases. Conclusion: Vaginal discharge is a common gynaecological complaint and STIs are significant cause of vaginal discharge.

KEYWORDS

STIs; Vaginal Discharge; HIV; Pap Smear

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Kaur, H. , Marwah, P. , Bajwa, S. , Gill, A. and Bal, M. 2012 Sexually transmitted infections STIs in gynae-outpatients: Experience from a tertiary health centre. Health, 4, 268-270. doi: 10.4236-health.2012.45043.





Autor: Harpreet Kaur, Parveen Marwah, Surjit Kaur Bajwa, Amarjit Kaur Gill, Manjit Singh Bal

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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