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Vaginal infection: prophylaxis and perinatal outcome--a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11140545     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Vaginal discharge is the symptom that most often prompts a woman to consult a physician in order to determine the presence of an infection. However, much vaginal infection, particularly bacterial vaginosis, is nearly asymptomatic. In all cases, diagnosis is based on evaluation of the vaginal ecosystem and demonstration of the presence of the suspected microorganism. Besides bacteria, fungi (Candida) and protozoans (Trichomonas) are very common pathogens and produce characteristic findings. When present during pregnancy, these infections have been linked to low birth weight and obstetric disorders. There is a great need for a full understanding of the connection between what appears to be "normal" discharge in pregnancy and important adverse perinatal outcomes.
J J Oleszczuk; L G Keith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of fertility and women's medicine     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1534-892X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Fertil Womens Med     Publication Date:    2000 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-03     Completed Date:  2001-04-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706778     Medline TA:  Int J Fertil Womens Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  358-67     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Perinatology, Medical University of Lublin, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal / prevention & control
Obstetric Labor, Premature / prevention & control
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / prevention & control*
Pregnancy Outcome
Trichomonas Vaginitis / prevention & control
Vaginal Diseases / prevention & control*
Vaginosis, Bacterial / prevention & control

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