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Child sexual abuse examination: is there a need for routine screening for N. gonorrhoeae?
J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 1996; 9(2):79-80JP

Abstract

PURPOSE

To determine the yield of routine vaginal cultures for Neisseria gonorrhoeae from asymptomatic girls following sexual abuse.

METHODS

Cultures were obtained from 865 prepubertal girls seen within 72 hours following an assault. Adult females (2743), age 18 or older, who were treated according to the same protocol constitute the control group. Data were analyzed using chi square analysis and comparison of proportions.

RESULTS

It was found that 165 (4.6%) cultures were positive for N. gonorrhoeae. Of the 2743 adults, 153 were positive (5.6%) compared with 12 of the 865 prepubertal girls (1.4%). The differences are statistically significant. All 12 prepubertal children who had positive vaginal cultures for N. gonorrhoeae revealed that they had signs of acute vulvovaginitis.

CONCLUSION

Routine vaginal cultures in asymptomatic prepubertal girls may not be indicated as part of the initial evaluation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tennessee, Memphis 38103, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8795782

Citation

Muram, D, et al. "Child Sexual Abuse Examination: Is There a Need for Routine Screening for N. Gonorrhoeae?" Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, vol. 9, no. 2, 1996, pp. 79-80.
Muram D, Speck PM, Dockter M. Child sexual abuse examination: is there a need for routine screening for N. gonorrhoeae? J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 1996;9(2):79-80.
Muram, D., Speck, P. M., & Dockter, M. (1996). Child sexual abuse examination: is there a need for routine screening for N. gonorrhoeae? Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 9(2), pp. 79-80.
Muram D, Speck PM, Dockter M. Child Sexual Abuse Examination: Is There a Need for Routine Screening for N. Gonorrhoeae. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 1996;9(2):79-80. PubMed PMID: 8795782.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Child sexual abuse examination: is there a need for routine screening for N. gonorrhoeae? AU - Muram,D, AU - Speck,P M, AU - Dockter,M, PY - 1996/4/1/pubmed PY - 1996/4/1/medline PY - 1996/4/1/entrez SP - 79 EP - 80 JF - Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology JO - J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol VL - 9 IS - 2 N2 - PURPOSE: To determine the yield of routine vaginal cultures for Neisseria gonorrhoeae from asymptomatic girls following sexual abuse. METHODS: Cultures were obtained from 865 prepubertal girls seen within 72 hours following an assault. Adult females (2743), age 18 or older, who were treated according to the same protocol constitute the control group. Data were analyzed using chi square analysis and comparison of proportions. RESULTS: It was found that 165 (4.6%) cultures were positive for N. gonorrhoeae. Of the 2743 adults, 153 were positive (5.6%) compared with 12 of the 865 prepubertal girls (1.4%). The differences are statistically significant. All 12 prepubertal children who had positive vaginal cultures for N. gonorrhoeae revealed that they had signs of acute vulvovaginitis. CONCLUSION: Routine vaginal cultures in asymptomatic prepubertal girls may not be indicated as part of the initial evaluation. SN - 1083-3188 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8795782/Child_sexual_abuse_examination:_is_there_a_need_for_routine_screening_for_N__gonorrhoeae L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1083-3188(96)70015-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -