Vaginal infections in pregnant women in Jamaica: prevalence and risk factors.

  title={Vaginal infections in pregnant women in Jamaica: prevalence and risk factors.},
  author={Paul Kamara and Tina Hylton-Kong and Aisha Brathwaite and Gelen R Del Rosario and Sibylle Kristensen and Nicholas Patrick and Heidi Weiss and Pascual J. Figueroa and Sten H Vermund and Pauline Jolly},
  journal={International journal of STD & AIDS},
  volume={11 8},
Trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis (BV) and candidiasis are reproductive tract infections (RTIs) of the vagina. We conducted a cross-sectional study in 4 prenatal clinics in Kingston, Jamaica, to estimate the prevalence of these infections and the risk factors that may facilitate their transmission among pregnant women. Of the 269 women studied, 18.0% had culture-positive trichomoniasis, 44.1% had BV (Nugent score > or = 7) and 30.7% were positive for candidiasis by wet mount. A multiple… CONTINUE READING
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