Tampon sampling for diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis: a potentially useful way to detect genital infections?

Wilkinson, D., Ndovela, N., Kharsany, A., Connolly, C. and Sturm, A. W. (1997) Tampon sampling for diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis: a potentially useful way to detect genital infections?. Journal Of Clinical Microbiology, 35 9: 2408-2409.

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Author Wilkinson, D.
Ndovela, N.
Kharsany, A.
Connolly, C.
Sturm, A. W.
Title Tampon sampling for diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis: a potentially useful way to detect genital infections?
Journal name Journal Of Clinical Microbiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0095-1137
1098-660X
Publication date 1997-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 35
Issue 9
Start page 2408
End page 2409
Total pages 2
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Society for Microbiology
Language eng
Abstract Genital tract infections are important causes of ill health in developing countries, but diagnosis is difficult. Bacterial vaginosis (BV) was correctly diagnosed by using a vaginal specimen obtained by tampon sampling in 22 of 24 women (91.6%) for whom BV was diagnosed by Gram staining. The yield for other vaginal infections was higher (28% for Trichomonas vaginalis and 32.7% for Candida albicans) than it was for cervical infections (0% for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and 30% for Chlamydia trachomatis). Tampon sampling was acceptable to patients and may facilitate diagnosis of genital infections in developing countries.
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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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