Diagnosis and treatment of vaginal discharge in pregnancy

S Afr Med J. 1980 Nov 8;58(19):757-9.


A total of 232 pregnant Black antenatal patients was examined to determine the clinical features of vaginal infection. There was no correlation between the symptoms and the infection. The finding of a 'strawberry' vagina was specific for Trichomonas vaginalis infection, for which a single dose of 1 600 mg metronidazole (Flagyl) was found to be a highly effective form of therapy.

MeSH terms

  • Candidiasis / diagnosis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leukorrhea / drug therapy
  • Leukorrhea / etiology*
  • Metronidazole / therapeutic use*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis*
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / drug therapy
  • Trichomonas Vaginitis / diagnosis
  • Trichomonas Vaginitis / drug therapy*


  • Metronidazole