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Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

- Topics
- Introduction
- Objectives
- Approaches
- Laboratory
- Clinical
- Syndromic
- Syndromic
- Strengths
- Weaknesses
- Accuracy
- Genital Ulcer
- Algorithm
- Urethral
- Algorithm
- Vaginal
- Vaginitis
> Cervicitis
- Algorithms
- Algorithms
- Algorithms
- Abdominal
- Algorithm
- Algorithm
- Other Issues
- Treatment
- Screening
- The Four Cs
- Resources
- HIV Testing
- Vaccination
- Preliminary
- Summary


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Section 3 - STD Management

Vaginal Discharge Syndrome: Cervicitis

  • Less common than vaginitis

  • Sometimes causes vaginal discharge, but usually asymptomatic

  • Can lead to major complications,
    if untreated

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Cervicitis is less common than vaginitis and more difficult to diagnose. It sometimes causes vaginal discharge, but it is usually asymptomatic. Thus, vaginal discharge is not a good indicator of cervicitis. If left untreated, the infections causing cervicitis can lead to major complications, such as pelvic inflammatory disease.

In this syndrome, the signs and symptoms may not be sufficient to distinguish between vaginitis and cervicitis.



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