oa South African Medical Journal - The investigation and treatment of cervical infection causing sterility*
*A paper read at the South African Medical Congress, Johannesburg, September 1952. 1. Thirty-four cases of cervical infection, of which 12 resulted in pregnancy, have been presented. The advisability of performing as a routine both vaginal and cervical cultures for diagnosis and sensitivity tests is demonstrated. 2. In cases of long-standing sterility it is advisable, even where there is no visible cervical discharge, to take vaginal and cervical swabs for bacteriological investigation. 3. Antibiotic treatment can be advantageously combined with antibiotic intracervical therapy in order to obtain the best results. 4. In cases of lipiodol investigation of the uterus special importance should be attached to the X-ray appearance of the cervix in order to detect signs of existing or healed cervicitis.
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