International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017


Prevalence of Mixed Infections among Females with Vaginitis in a Tertiary Care Center

Dr. K. Gayathri M. D. DVL | Dr. S. Kalaivani M. D. D.V


Abstract: PREVALENCE OF MIXED INFECTIONS AMONG FEMALES WITH VAGINITIS IN A TERTIARY CARE CENTER DR. K. GAYATHRI M. D. , DVL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF STD & DR. S. KALAIVANI M. D. , D. V DIRECTOR & PROFESSOR OF STD INSTITUTE OF VENEREOLOGY MADRAS MEDICAL COLLEGE CHENNAI -600003, TAMIL NADU INDIA MOBILE NO. +91 9840217362 E mail drskalai@gmail. com BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS (BV), TRICHOMONIASIS, VULVOVAGINAL CANDIDIASIS (VVC), RETROVIRAL DISEASE (RVD), MIXED INFECTIONS PREVALENCE OF MIXED INFECTIONS AMONG FEMALES WITH VAGINITIS IN A TERTIARY CARE CENTER INTRODUCTION Vaginal discharge is a common problem among women and is associated with significant morbidity. Mixed infections are one among the causes of vaginal discharge. AIM To study the prevalence of mixed infections in patients with vaginitis in a tertiary care center MATERIALS AND METHODS A Retrospective observational study was conducted in a tertiary care center from Jan 2014- Dec 2015. Total of 7378 females of all age groups who were willing for examination were included in the study. RESULTS Among the total 7378 females, 1499 (20.3 %) females were detected to have vaginitis. Most common infection noted was BV (47 %) followed by VVC (38 %). Prevalence of mixed infection was 7 %.76 % were in the age group of 20-49 yrs.94 % were married.14 % were RVD positive.37 % were asymptomatic. CONCLUSION Women with asymptomatic infections are at high risk of having undetected complications and may be a hidden reservoir.


Keywords: BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS BV, TRICHOMONIASIS, VULVOVAGINAL CANDIDIASIS VVC, RETROVIRAL DISEASE RVD, MIXED INFECTIONS


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017,


Pages: 1101 - 1103


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