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J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2010 Feb;23(1):e31-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2009.04.003. Epub 2009 Jul 29.

Urinary tract infection as a single presenting sign of multiple vaginal foreign bodies: case report and review of the literature.

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Department of Urology, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Beer Sheva, Israel. endre@bgu.ac.il

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Vaginal foreign bodies in children usually present with foul-smelling discharge and/or vaginal bleeding. Rarely, these basic clinical diagnostic signs are not present.

CASE:

We report on a 5(1/2)-year-old girl with recurrent lower urinary tract infection as the sole presentation of multiple vaginal foreign bodies. Ultrasound of the lower urinary tract was inconclusive, and cystography indicated for recurrent urinary tract infections was declined by the patient in an outpatient setting. Cystography under general anesthesia raised the suspicion of foreign vaginal objects, and the definitive diagnosis was made by vaginoscopy. The relevant literature covering this subject is reviewed.

CONCLUSION:

High level of suspicion and strict basic diagnostic protocol are the most important steps for a timely diagnosis of this condition.

PMID:
19643644
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpag.2009.04.003
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