Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2005 Feb;48(2):261-268.

Updated treatment of vaginitis

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea. sncho@moak.chonbuk.ac.kr

Abstract

Three common vaginal infections are bacterial vaginosis (BV), vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), and trichomonas vaginitis (TV). However their symptoms and signs are similar and atypical and other non-infectious vaginal inflammations will be the causes of identical symptoms. Hence accurate diagnosis is the first step in management of vaginitis and then appropriate therapy should be conducted. Metronidazole is the drug of choice for the treatment of BV and TV. Topical or oral azole antifungal regimens are highly effective in reliving symptoms of VVC. Physicians who treat the woman having vaginitis should consider the fact that the disease may be chronic, frequent and recurrent due to antibiotics abuse and over the counter antimycotic agents. Also predisposing factors must be removed before medical therapy.

Keyword

Bacterial vaginosis; Vulvovaginal candidiasis; Trichomonas vaginitis

MeSH Terms

Anti-Bacterial Agents
Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal
Causality
Danazol
Diagnosis
Female
Humans
Inflammation
Metronidazole
Trichomonas Vaginitis
Vaginitis*
Vaginosis, Bacterial
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Danazol
Metronidazole
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