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

Pattern of childhood STDs in a major hospital of East Delhi

CS Bhogal, S Chauhan, MC Baruah 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Bhogal C S, Chauhan S, Baruah M C. Pattern of childhood STDs in a major hospital of East Delhi.Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2002;68:210-212


How to cite this URL:
Bhogal C S, Chauhan S, Baruah M C. Pattern of childhood STDs in a major hospital of East Delhi. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2002 [cited 2020 Jul 5 ];68:210-212
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