Effectiveness Of Syndromic Approach In Patients Suffering From Reproductive Tract Infections Visiting Obstetrics And Gynaecology Department Of MMIMSR
Authors aimed to see the effectiveness of syndromic approach in patients suffering from RTIs. For that100 patients were included in this prospective, observational and analytical study. Patients were subjected to thorough clinical examination by inspecting External genitalia, Perianal region, Color of vaginal discharge and type of discharge. All patients were classified and treated according to NACO guidelines of syndromic management. We found that white discharge was the commonest finding followed by lower abdominal pain and most common syndrome was vaginitis followed by lower abdominal pain syndrome. Over all with syndromic management 68% patients were cured and 32% were not cured. Syndromic management has been acknowledged as a rapid and cost effective approach in reducing the spread of RTIs/STIs. Syndromic algorithms have some shortcomings and they should be periodically revised and adapted to the epidemiological patterns of RTIs/STIs in a given setting.
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