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Child sexual abuse examination: is there a need for routine screening for N gonorrhoeae and C trachomatis?
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2005; 18(5):343-5JP

Abstract

PURPOSE

To determine the yield of routine vaginal cultures for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis from girls evaluated following sexual abuse.

METHODS

Retrospective chart review evaluating results of cultures that were obtained from 2008 prepubertal girls seen within 72 hours following an assault over two periods of 3 years each.

RESULTS

It was found that only 16 (0.8%) of cultures were positive for either gonorrhea or chlamydia. All but one of the prepubertal girls who had positive vaginal cultures for sexually transmitted disease had signs of acute vulvovaginitis.

CONCLUSION

Routine vaginal cultures in asymptomatic pre-pubertal girls have a very low yield. Prospective studies are required to change current protocols for the evaluation of child victims of sexual abuse.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Rape Treatment Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33136, USA. ksimmons@med.miami.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16202938

Citation

Simmons, Karen J., and Dorothy J. Hicks. "Child Sexual Abuse Examination: Is There a Need for Routine Screening for N Gonorrhoeae and C Trachomatis?" Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, vol. 18, no. 5, 2005, pp. 343-5.
Simmons KJ, Hicks DJ. Child sexual abuse examination: is there a need for routine screening for N gonorrhoeae and C trachomatis? J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2005;18(5):343-5.
Simmons, K. J., & Hicks, D. J. (2005). Child sexual abuse examination: is there a need for routine screening for N gonorrhoeae and C trachomatis? Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 18(5), pp. 343-5.
Simmons KJ, Hicks DJ. Child Sexual Abuse Examination: Is There a Need for Routine Screening for N Gonorrhoeae and C Trachomatis. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2005;18(5):343-5. PubMed PMID: 16202938.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Child sexual abuse examination: is there a need for routine screening for N gonorrhoeae and C trachomatis? AU - Simmons,Karen J, AU - Hicks,Dorothy J, PY - 2005/10/6/pubmed PY - 2006/2/17/medline PY - 2005/10/6/entrez SP - 343 EP - 5 JF - Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology JO - J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol VL - 18 IS - 5 N2 - PURPOSE: To determine the yield of routine vaginal cultures for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis from girls evaluated following sexual abuse. METHODS: Retrospective chart review evaluating results of cultures that were obtained from 2008 prepubertal girls seen within 72 hours following an assault over two periods of 3 years each. RESULTS: It was found that only 16 (0.8%) of cultures were positive for either gonorrhea or chlamydia. All but one of the prepubertal girls who had positive vaginal cultures for sexually transmitted disease had signs of acute vulvovaginitis. CONCLUSION: Routine vaginal cultures in asymptomatic pre-pubertal girls have a very low yield. Prospective studies are required to change current protocols for the evaluation of child victims of sexual abuse. SN - 1083-3188 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16202938/Child_sexual_abuse_examination:_is_there_a_need_for_routine_screening_for_N_gonorrhoeae_and_C_trachomatis L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1083-3188(05)00125-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -