In gynaecological practice one third of patient complaints involve vulvo-vaginal infections. This book aims to help the practitioner towards accurate diagnosis, and provides suggestions for appropriate patient care that will avoid ineffective treatments and thus ongoing discomfort for the patient.
To avoid misdiagnoses the authors outline the correct testing and screening processes that should be used. Two sections of therapy follow: the first outlines the standard accepted modes of therapy, and the second is for patients who fail to respond to the medication prescribed, or who respond and then become symptomatic again after the treatment has ended.
This book will be useful to Gynaecologists in practice and in training, and for Physicians working in emergency departments, outpatient clinics and general practice.
Section 1: Scientific Basis for the Care of Women with Vulvo Vaginitis
- Microbiology of the Vagina
- Vaginal immunology
- Diagnosis of Vulvovaginal disease
Section 2: Vulvo-Vaginal Infections
- Candida Vulvovaginitis
- Bacterial vaginosis
- Trichomonas vaginalis vaginitis
- Desquamative Inflammatory vaginitis
- Genital herpes
- Human papilloma virus
- Other sexually transmitted diseases
- Staphylococcus aureus and group A streptococcal infections of the vagina and vulva
Section 3: Non-Infectious Vulvo-Vaginitis
- Allergic vulvovaginitis
- Menopausal vulvovaginitis
- Dermatologic conditions causing vulvo-vaginitis