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https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-60-2009-1916

Prevalence of Infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis in Acute Mucopurulent Cervicitis

Boris Ujević ; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Hospital Sveti Duh, Zagreb, Croatia
Jasna Čerkez Habek ; Polyclinic “Sunce”, Zagreb, Croatia
Dubravko Habek ; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Hospital Sveti Duh, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Ujević, B., Čerkez Habek, J. & Habek, D. (2009). Prevalence of Infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis in Acute Mucopurulent Cervicitis. Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, 60 (2), 197-203. https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-60-2009-1916
MLA 8th Edition
Ujević, Boris, et al. "Prevalence of Infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis in Acute Mucopurulent Cervicitis." Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, vol. 60, no. 2, 2009, pp. 197-203. https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-60-2009-1916. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Ujević, Boris, Jasna Čerkez Habek and Dubravko Habek. "Prevalence of Infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis in Acute Mucopurulent Cervicitis." Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju 60, no. 2 (2009): 197-203. https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-60-2009-1916
Harvard
Ujević, B., Čerkez Habek, J., and Habek, D. (2009). 'Prevalence of Infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis in Acute Mucopurulent Cervicitis', Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, 60(2), pp. 197-203. https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-60-2009-1916
Vancouver
Ujević B, Čerkez Habek J, Habek D. Prevalence of Infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis in Acute Mucopurulent Cervicitis. Arh Hig Rada Toksikol. [Internet]. 2009 [cited 2020 November 30];60(2):197-203. https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-60-2009-1916
IEEE
B. Ujević, J. Čerkez Habek and D. Habek, "Prevalence of Infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis in Acute Mucopurulent Cervicitis", Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju, vol.60, no. 2, pp. 197-203, 2009. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-60-2009-1916

Abstracts
The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of N. gonorrhoae (NG) and/or C. trachomatis (CT) in acute mucopurulent cervicitis (MPC). The study included 617 non-pregnant women with MPC, who had not been receiving any antimicrobial treatment. The average age of patients was 22.2 years. There were no statistically significant differences according to place of residence, education, and marital status. Samples for laboratory analysis were collected using a routine procedure; NG was identified using the cytochrome oxidase test and Gram staining. CT was isolated on McCoy cell culture and stained with Lugol solution. NG was isolated in three women (0.8 %) and CT in 58 women (9.4 %). Fifty-six of the CT-positive patients were nullipara and only two were unipara. All NG-positive patients were also nullipara. The mean number of sexual partners was 2.2 in all study subjects, 2.4 in CT-positive subjects, and 2.9 in NG-positive subjects. Vaginal discharge purity according to Schröder was significantly deteriorated in CT-positive patients (p=0.011). When asked about the use of contraceptives, as many as 32.7 % patients answered that they did not use any protection, 39 % women used the rhythm method and coitus interruptus, 20 % were taking oral contraceptives, 6.1 % used mechanical devices, and 1.9 % used chemical protection. Previous acute and chronic pelvic infl ammatory diseases correlated with MPC (p<0.01). Our statistical analysis suggests that chlamydial infection significantly reduces the purity of vaginal discharge, which is more pronounced in nulliparae. Pap smear was not specific enough to demonstrate chlamydial infection. In view of the MPC findings, the prevalence of CT and NG infection is low.

Keywords
reproductive health; sexually transmitted diseases

Hrčak ID: 38408

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/38408

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