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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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VIDAL BORRAS, Emilio  and  UGARTE RODRIGUEZ, Crispina Justa. Vaginal discharge syndrome. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2010, vol.36, n.4, pp. 594-602. ISSN 1561-3062.

The vaginal discharge is a infectious process characterized by on or by some symptoms including leucorrhea, vulvar pruritus, heat, irritation, dysuria, dyspareunia and vaginal fetidness. OBJECTIVES: To characterize the vaginal discharge syndrome and its relation to risky, sexual behaviors, the more frequent germs and their characteristics and to identify the age group with more predominance seen in a medical consulting room of Barrio Adentro I of Sucre jurisdiction, Libertador municipality, Caracas, Venezuela. METHODS: A prospective and observational study was conducted in the medical consulting room located in Silsa community of the Sucre jurisdiction in Caracas in 2008 and in 2009, where the universe included 97 female patients aged 20-49. The universe variables were analyzed where data were obtained from the medical records and control cards control. RESULTS: The predominant age group was that of 25-29 for a 22.6 %. The 15 to 17 years old at the onset of intercourses was the more frequent for a 41.3 %. The more frequent predisposing factors: inappropriate hygiene of genitals with a 48.4 %, use of oral contraceptives was of 40,2% and unprotected intercourse for a 25.7 %. The predominant characteristic of discharge was the homogenous, non-adherent, white color, grayish and fetid for a 35.1 % and the more frequent germ present was the gadnerella for a 31 % followed by Monilia for a 23.8 %. CONCLUSIONS: The vaginal discharge syndrome was more prevalent among the adult women and in those with an early onset of intercourses (Before 18 years old). There was a clinical and microbiological predominance of gardenella vaginalis infection.

Keywords : Risk facors; vaginal discharge; risky intercourses.

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