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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 210--212

Pattern of childhood STDs in a major hospital of East Delhi


Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University Collage of Medical Science and Associated Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Shahdara, Delhi, India

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M C Baruah
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University Collage of Medical Science and Associated Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Shahdara, Delhi
India
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Of the 1418 patients with STDs, who attended the STD clinic between January 1996 to December 2000, 50 (3.4%) were children below 14 years of age. Boys (29) were more than girls (21). Syphilis was the most common STD found in these children (46.8%), followed by vulvo-vaginal candidiasis (19.2%), condylomata acuminata (10.6%), gonorrhoea (8.5%), herpes progenitalis (6.4%), chancroid (4.3%), perianal candidosis and perianal molluscum contagiosum (2.1 % each). Three children had more than one STD. A history of sexual abuse could be elicited in 30 children (60%), none of the children were positive of HIV. All children with symptoms pertaining to their genitourinary system should be evaluated thoroughtly for sexual abuse.






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