Vaginitis in adolescents

Adolesc Med Clin. 2004 Jun;15(2):235-51. doi: 10.1016/j.admecli.2004.02.003.

Abstract

Vaginitis is a common complaint of adolescent females. It can cause extreme distress for some patients, especially those with recurrent symptoms. Thus, it is important to take care when evaluating these patients and to acknowledge their frustration when appropriate. A thoughtful and thorough history will determine most causes, with the most common being yeast, trichomoniasis, and BV.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal* / diagnosis
  • Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal* / drug therapy
  • Clindamycin / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Metronidazole / therapeutic use
  • Physical Examination
  • Trichomonas Vaginitis* / diagnosis
  • Trichomonas Vaginitis* / drug therapy
  • Vaginosis, Bacterial* / diagnosis
  • Vaginosis, Bacterial* / drug therapy

Substances

  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Antifungal Agents
  • Metronidazole
  • Clindamycin