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Vaginal Discharge in the Prostitutes of the Group Yèrêlon of Bobo-Dioulasso: Epidemiological, Clinical and Etiological Aspects

DOI: 10.4236/ojog.2017.78088, PP. 871-879

Keywords: Leucorrhea, Sex Trade, Candida albicans, Trichomonas vaginalis, Gardenerella vaginalis

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The authors report a cross-sectional descriptive study over 6 years, from December 8th, 2003 to October 27th, 2009, involving 911 women involved in the sex trade within the Yèrêlon group in Bobo-Dioulasso. Objectives: To describe the epidemiological, clinical and etiological aspects of vaginal discharge in women in the Yèrêlon group of the city Bobo-Dioulasso. Results: Frequency of vaginal discharge was 48.89%. The mean age was 28.4 years with extremes of 16 and 54 years. Single, divorced and widowed women accounted for 78.8% of the study population. Women who never attended school and those with primary education accounted for 74.3% of the study population. HIV serology was positive in 38.4% of cases. The main symptoms were genital itching, dyspareunia and urinary signs. The main germs identified in the laboratory were Candida albicans, Trichomonas vaginalis and Gardenerella vaginalis. Conclusion: vaginal discharge was found in 48.89% of women in the Yèrêlon group of Bobo-Dioulasso. The clinical study of the discharge and the laboratory results allowed a diagnosis and a better management of the leucorrhea in the group Yèrêlon.


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