Chapter2 womens health

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Chapter2 womens health
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2010-09-06 21:39:20
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Women\'s Health core curriculum
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MCQ - Vaginal Discharge
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  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?
    a. caused by a flagellat unicellular organism
    b. it is harboured usually asymptomatically in 2-10% of males and 10-15% of females
    c. the discharge is classically frothy and yellow green in colour. it is variable in amoun and as a typical fishy odour
    d. the vaginal walls and cervix may have inflamed appearance with punctat 'strawberry' spots
    e. tinidazole or metronidazole cannot be used for eradication
    f. the male partner should also be treated as it can be sexually transmitted.
    • e. tinidazole or metronidazole cannot be used for eradication
    • ... it can.

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