All 335 pregnant women referred for termination of pregnancy in the first trimester were examined preoperatively for infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and were questioned about symptoms of gynaecological infection. Only 0.6% had positive cultures for gonorrhoeae while CT infection was demonstrated in 7.8%. Half of the women with infection had one of the following symptoms: discharge, pain or dysuria. These same symptoms were, however, also found in half of the women without infection. All gynaecological special departments in Denmark and a few of the surgical departments which carry out termination of pregnancy replied to a questionnaire about routine examinations for NG and CT in cases of termination of pregnancy. Only 29.2% of the departments made routine preoperative examinations for CT, NG or both. It is concluded that there are no indications for routine examination for gonococcal infection whereas screening for CT infection appears to be indicated.
|Bidragets oversatte titel||Prevalence of positive gonococcal and chlamydial findings in women applying for termination of pregnancy. A screening evaluation|
|Tidsskrift||Ugeskrift for laeger|
|Status||Udgivet - 26 jun. 1989|