Chapter2 womens health

  1. Select the correct answer to complete the statement.
    1. White vaginal discharge:
    a. is called diarrhhoea
    b. is always abN
    c. is commonly caused by syphilis
    d. must always be examined with a vaginal swab for culture
    e. may occur with Candida infection
    • e. may occur with Candida infection
    • excessive normal discharge = leukorrhea
    • Candida (monilial) vaginitis:
    • caused by candida ablicans
    • discharge is classically:
    • thick, white and cheesy.
    • tends to stick to the walls of the vagina.
    • leaves a reddened area when removed.
    • vagina may be extremely sore.
    • more common in:
    • pregnancy,
    • 2nd half of menstrual cycle,
    • diabetes,
    • following broad spectrum abx.
    • 1st line tx topical: imidaole ie. clotrimazole
    • oral: ketoconazole or fluoconazole (cannot use oral during pregnancy)
  2. Select the correct answer to complete the statement.
    2. Candida infection:
    a. is also known as Gardnerella vaginitis
    b. is also known as moniliasis
    c. is caused by a bacterium
    d. is less common in women with diabetes
    e. can be treated with antibiotics
    • b. is also known as moniliasis
    • Gardnerella vaginitis:
    • caused by gram-variable coccbacillus
    • clinical presentation:
    • thin discharge w fishy or unpleasant odour - usually more pronouncd after intercourse and causing local irritation but not pruritus.
    • tx w tinidazole or metronidazole
  3. Which of the following statements about Trichomonal vaginitis is incorrect?





    • C. tinidazole or metronidazole cannot be used for eradication
    • ... it can.
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Chapter2 womens health
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MCQ - Vaginal Discharge
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