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Clinicopathological correlation of infective vaginal discharges in non pregnant sexually active women of reproductive age group in a tertiary care centre of Western UP

Journal: International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology (Vol.2, No. 3)

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Page : 349-354

Keywords : Vaginal discharge; Trichomonas vaginalis; Vaginosis; Candidiasis;

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Background: The aim was to study the etiology of infective vaginal discharges prevalent in our area and to study its association with PID. Methods: A total of 500 patients were recruited for study attending Gynae OPD and presenting with vaginal discharge. After detailed history taking and physical examination three sterile vaginal swabs were taken from the posterior fornix and sent for culture of Candida and Trichomonas on Saborauds Dextrose Agar and Kufperberg media respectively and one was used for smear for gram’s staining to diagnose Bacterial vaginosis by Nugent’s scoring. Results: In this study, prevalence of BV, Candida and Trichomonas vaginalis was found to be 146 (29.2%), 106 (21.2%) and 15(3%) respectively out of 24 cases had mixed infections while no organism was found in 257 cases (51.4%). Candida infection was found to be significantly associated with presence of other complaints such as itching, burning micturition, dyspareunia etc (p

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