The incidence of selected vaginal infections among pregnant urban blacks

S Afr Med J. 1981 May 30;59(23):827-9.

Abstract

A total of 232 Black antenatal patients was assessed in a cross-sectional study and a total of 80 in a longitudinal study. Trichomonas vaginalis infection occurred almost twice as frequently as Candida albicans infection. Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection was present in 10% of patients, and mixed infections were present in 34% of patients.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • African Americans*
  • African Continental Ancestry Group
  • Amniotic Fluid / microbiology
  • Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Gonorrhea / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / epidemiology*
  • South Africa
  • Trichomonas Vaginitis / epidemiology
  • Urban Population
  • Vaginal Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Vaginal Diseases / microbiology
  • Vaginal Smears