Management of Vaginal Discharge Syndrome: How Effective Is Our Strategy?

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2004 Sep;24 Suppl 1:S4-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2004.02.003.


Although syndromic management of sexually transmitted diseases in highly endemic areas provides a short-term benefit to the individuals treated, it has no impact on decreasing prevalence rates. The numerous factors that contribute to this are discussed. Rapid reinfection from a large pool of infected symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals as well as the non-specific nature of presenting symptoms in women with vaginal discharge syndrome are major causes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Condoms
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / physiopathology
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / therapy
  • Syndrome
  • Vaginal Discharge / physiopathology
  • Vaginal Discharge / therapy*