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Prim Care. 2009 Mar;36(1):33-51, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2008.10.002.

Common gynecologic infections.

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  • 1Department of Family Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI, USA. wendy.biggs@midmichigan.org

Abstract

Many women seek care for vulvar, vaginal, or pelvic complaints. Primary care providers should possess a solid understanding of the differential diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic infections. Many infections in the reproductive tract are sexually transmitted, whereas other common infections are attributable to an overgrowth of the normally present bacteria or yeast in the vagina. Presenting symptoms and signs are helpful in determining the source of infection, but often a battery of tests must be performed to make a definitive diagnosis.

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19231601
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