Probability of vaginal foreign body in girls with genital complaints.

@article{Paradise1985ProbabilityOV,
  title={Probability of vaginal foreign body in girls with genital complaints.},
  author={Jan E Paradise and E D Willis},
  journal={American journal of diseases of children},
  year={1985},
  volume={139 5},
  pages={472-6}
}
We used Bayes' theorem to evaluate the probability of vaginal foreign bodies in girls with genital complaints. The prevalence of vaginal foreign bodies in outpatient girls under 13 years of age with gynecologic disorders was found to be 4%. Review of the charts of 17 pre-menarcheal girls who had foreign bodies on 19 occasions and of 28 girls with infectious or nonspecific vaginitis demonstrated that patients with foreign bodies reported vaginal bleeding more frequently than discharge (14 and… CONTINUE READING

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