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The epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases in Africa and Latin America.
Semin Dermatol. 1990 Jun; 9(2):105-8.SD

Abstract

We review some aspects of the epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the developing countries of Africa and Latin America. Apart from their elevated prevalence, they are responsible for important morbidity in mother and child. Stillbirth, premature delivery, conjunctivitis, and respiratory tract morbidity of the neonate are frequently caused by STDs. Sequelae in adult women include pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, and infertility. The emergence of antimicrobial resistance has complicated the picture in recent times. Genital ulcer disease is very common in developing countries, the most important being chancroid. Both continents are experiencing major epidemics of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection with different epidemiological characteristics than in the industrialized world. A link might exist between the high prevalence of STDs and the rapid heterosexual spread of HIV infection.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen, Belgium.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2202406

Citation

Goeman, J, and P Piot. "The Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Africa and Latin America." Seminars in Dermatology, vol. 9, no. 2, 1990, pp. 105-8.
Goeman J, Piot P. The epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases in Africa and Latin America. Semin Dermatol. 1990;9(2):105-8.
Goeman, J., & Piot, P. (1990). The epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases in Africa and Latin America. Seminars in Dermatology, 9(2), 105-8.
Goeman J, Piot P. The Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Africa and Latin America. Semin Dermatol. 1990;9(2):105-8. PubMed PMID: 2202406.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases in Africa and Latin America. AU - Goeman,J, AU - Piot,P, PY - 1990/6/1/pubmed PY - 1990/6/1/medline PY - 1990/6/1/entrez KW - Africa KW - Africa South Of The Sahara KW - Antibiotics KW - Behavior KW - Biology KW - Chlamydia KW - Dermatological Effects KW - Developing Countries KW - Diseases KW - Drugs KW - Gonorrhea KW - Heterosexuals KW - Hiv Infections--transmission KW - Homosexuals KW - Infections KW - Latin America KW - Neonatal Diseases And Abnormalities KW - Ophthalmological Effects KW - Pelvic Infections KW - Physiology KW - Prostitutes KW - Pulmonary Effects KW - Reproductive Tract Infections KW - Sex Behavior KW - Sexually Transmitted Diseases KW - Social Problems KW - Substance Addiction KW - Syphilis KW - Treatment KW - Viral Diseases SP - 105 EP - 8 JF - Seminars in dermatology JO - Semin Dermatol VL - 9 IS - 2 N2 - We review some aspects of the epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the developing countries of Africa and Latin America. Apart from their elevated prevalence, they are responsible for important morbidity in mother and child. Stillbirth, premature delivery, conjunctivitis, and respiratory tract morbidity of the neonate are frequently caused by STDs. Sequelae in adult women include pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, and infertility. The emergence of antimicrobial resistance has complicated the picture in recent times. Genital ulcer disease is very common in developing countries, the most important being chancroid. Both continents are experiencing major epidemics of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection with different epidemiological characteristics than in the industrialized world. A link might exist between the high prevalence of STDs and the rapid heterosexual spread of HIV infection. SN - 0278-145X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2202406/The_epidemiology_of_sexually_transmitted_diseases_in_Africa_and_Latin_America_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/sexuallytransmitteddiseases.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -