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Material and Methods
In settings, where bedside tests like microscopy, Potassium Hydroxide, wet mount films and
tests for Chlamydia and gonorrhea are not available, syndromic management is a reasonable way of
treating cases of chronic vaginal discharge
The mean age of the patients was 32+8.08 years. Vaginal infection improved in 56% of the cases
with a single course of antibiotic, in 84% with a second course, 12 patients were lost to follow up and 5
patients who did not improve with two courses of antibiotics had big cervical erosions, were subjected to
Gynaecology, Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar from 1 January 2007 to 30 June 2007. Patients
aged from 16 to 50 years with chronic vaginal discharge of more than 6 months duration were included in
the study. Pregnant patients and those with the history of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN),
Carcinoma of the Cervix, Ovary or Endometrium were excluded from the study. A detailed history and
examination was done and a Proforma was filled. All these patients were treated with the syndromic
management as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) in which no laboratory tests are
done and patients are treated empirically with the antibiotics as per criteria of WHO.
: This descriptive study was conducted in outpatient department of Obstetrics and
To see the outcome of syndromic management in 100 patients of chronic vaginal discharge.
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