Cervicitis aetiology and case definition: a study in Australian women attending sexually transmitted infection clinics

Objectives Studies examining cervicitis aetiology and prevalence lack comparability due to varying criteria for cervicitis. We aimed to outline cervicitis associations and suggest a best case definition. Methods A cross-sectional study of 558 women at three sexually transmitted infection clinics in Sydney, Australia, 2006–2010, examined pathogen and behavioural associations of cervicitis using three cervicitis definitions: ‘microscopy’ (>30 pmnl/hpf (polymorphonuclear leucocytes per high-powered field on cervical Gram stain)), ‘cervical discharge’ (yellow and/or mucopurulent cervical discharge) or ‘micro+cervical discharge’ (combined ‘microscopy’ and ‘cervical discharge’). Results Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Mycoplasma genitalium (MG), Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) had the strongest associations with cervicitis definitions ‘micro+cervical discharge’: CT adjusted prevalence ratio (APR)=2.13 (95% CI 1.38 to 3.30) p=0.0006, MG APR=2.21 (1.33 to 3.69) p=0.002, TV APR=2.37 (1.44 to 3.90) p=0.0007 NG PR=4.42 (3.79 to 5.15) p
Source: Sexually Transmitted Infections - Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Tags: Epidemiologic studies, Drugs: infectious diseases, Contraception, Drugs: obstetrics and gynaecology, Reproductive medicine, Ophthalmology, Condoms, Chlamydia, Vulvovaginal disorders, Clinical diagnostic tests, Health education, Smoking Source Type: research

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