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To determine of the prevalence of Bacterial Vaginosis, Candida sp, mixed infections (Bacterial Vaginosis +Candida sp), Trichomonas Vaginalis, Actinomyces sp in Turkish women from Ankara, Turkey

Sibel Yenidunya, Hacer Hatlas, Reyhan Bayrak
Ginekol Pol 2012;83(10).

Abstract

Objective: To determine of the prevalence of Bacterial Vaginosis, Candida sp, mixed infections (Bacterial Vaginosis +Candida sp), Trichomonas Vaginalis, Actinomyces sp in Ankara, Turkey and analyze whether there is seasonal variation in these infectious agents. Methods: A retrospective study on the results of 23298 cervical cytology examinations of patients which were performed in Fatih University, Faculty of Medicine, Pathology Laboratory in Ankara, Turkey from January 2007 to July 2011. Patients were included in the study if a Pap smear was performed for any reason. Results: The prevalence of Bacterial Vaginosis, Candida sp, mixed infections (Bacterial Vaginosis + Candida sp), Trichomonas Vaginalis, Actinomyces sp was 7.76%, 2.81%, 0.32%, 0.13%, and 0.27%, respectively. A seasonal variation was not observed in the prevalence of any of the infectious agents (p>0.05). Conclusion: We conclude that cervical cytology is well suited for diagnosis of cervical infections. Bacterial vaginosis appears to be the predominant cause of vaginitis.

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