Lack of effectiveness of syndromic management in targeting vaginal infections in pregnancy in Entebbe, Uganda.

@article{Tann2006LackOE,
  title={Lack of effectiveness of syndromic management in targeting vaginal infections in pregnancy in Entebbe, Uganda.},
  author={Carolyn J Tann and Harriet Mpairwe and Linda Morison and K Nassimu and Peter M. Hughes and Mildred Omara and David M Mabey and Moses Muwanga and Heiner Grosskurth and Alison M Elliott},
  journal={Sexually transmitted infections},
  year={2006},
  volume={82 4},
  pages={285-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To measure the prevalence of reproductive tract infections (RTIs) during pregnancy in Entebbe, Uganda, and to evaluate the current syndromic diagnosis and management approach in effectively targeting infections, such as bacterial vaginosis (BV) and trichomoniasis, that are associated with low birth weight and prematurity among newborns. METHODS We enrolled 250 antenatal clinic attenders. Vaginal swabs and diagnostic tests were performed for BV, Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), candida… CONTINUE READING

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