Validation of a WHO algorithm with risk assessment for the clinical management of vaginal discharge in Mwanza, Tanzania.

@article{Mayaud1998ValidationOA,
  title={Validation of a WHO algorithm with risk assessment for the clinical management of vaginal discharge in Mwanza, Tanzania.},
  author={Philippe Mayaud and G ka-Gina and Jan Cornelissen and Jim Todd and Godfrey M. Kaatano and B. P. van West and E Uledi and M Rwakatare and L Kopwe and D Manoko and Marie Laga and Heiner Grosskurth and Richard J Hayes and David C. W. Mabey},
  journal={Sexually transmitted infections},
  year={1998},
  volume={74 Suppl 1},
  pages={S77-84}
}
OBJECTIVES (i) To determine the microbial aetiologies of vaginal discharge in STD clinic and antenatal clinic (ANC) attenders; (ii) to evaluate the performance and costs of a new WHO algorithm for the detection of gonococcal and chlamydial infections in women complaining of vaginal discharge and/or genital itching, using a risk assessment. METHODS Two groups were enrolled: (i) 395 consecutive female patients attending a hospital outpatient clinic complaining of genital discharge or itching… CONTINUE READING

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