CLINICAL AND SOCIOECONOMIC PROFILE OF STD ATTENDEES OF A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN SOUTH INDIA

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Published: 2015-06-17

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DEIVAM S. GOUNDER

Department of Skin and STD, Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (SRM Group), Tiruchirapalli, India

ABIRAMI DHAKSHINAMOORTHY

Department of Skin and STD, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India

PRABHU NAGARAJAN *

Department of Microbiology, Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (SRM Group), Tiruchirapalli, India

BALASUBRAMANIAN NARASIMHAN

Department of Skin and STD, Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (SRM Group), Tiruchirapalli, India

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are described as notorious cofactors of HIV transmission. The better considerate of local STI saddles can aid in the expansion of more efficient STI and HIV prevention approaches. The investigation is intended to get aware of the sketch of STDs in this part of the nation. Ever since, these patients linger moderately concealed, the investigation was limited among hospital attendees only. This is a tertiary care hospital situated in Tiruchirappalli of South India mainly serving the rural people. Six hundred and seventy patients (97 males and 573 females) of different ages and socioeconomic status, the patients attended the STI clinic of a tertiary care teaching hospital in Tiruchirapalli for 3 years and six months (from 2010 September to March 2014), with one or more complaints as articulated by WHO in its syndromic approach for the diagnosis of STI were included as subjects where the maximum numbers of subjects were observed in the age ranged from 26 to 35 years. Among the female patients, 39 had Trichomonas vaginalis vaginitis (TVV); 10 cases had detected Trichomonas vaginalis infection as only pathogen, others had mixed infections with bacterial vaginosis, vaginal candidiasis and Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Among 160 vaginal candidiasis, 91 had isolated Candida infection as only pathogen and others had associated bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis. TVV of 39 cases, PID of 3 cases, Herpes Progenitalis of 18 cases and Genital wart of 14 cases were examined. One case of Aortic aneurysm was detected and no early syphilis case was detected. In this study, no male patient came with the complaint of purulent urethral discharge due to gonococcal infection.

 

Keywords: STIs, Trichomonas vaginalis vaginosis, HIV transmission


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GOUNDER, D. S., DHAKSHINAMOORTHY, A., NAGARAJAN, P., & NARASIMHAN, B. (2015). CLINICAL AND SOCIOECONOMIC PROFILE OF STD ATTENDEES OF A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN SOUTH INDIA. Journal of International Research in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 5(1), 1–5. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/JIRMEPS/article/view/1314

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