oa South African Family Practice - Vaginal discharge reviewed : the adult pre-menopausal female : review article



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2005;47(2) 30 CPD A vaginal discharge is one of the most common gynaecological symptoms affecting women and a very common cause for seeking medical attention. This is especially true during the reproductive years. In the US, vaginal discharge accounts for more than 10 million office visits to physicians each year.1 This figure correlates well with this symptom in South African private practice.2 An estimated 1% of all outpatient antibiotics prescribed are written to women given this diagnosis.3 The woman's perception as to the cause of the discharge will influence her choice of medical attention. In many ..


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