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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82--83

A study on the present scenario of STD management in an urban clinic in Kolkata

Department of Dermatology, Leprology and STD R.G. Kar Medical College, Calcutta - 700 004, India

Correspondence Address:
Sadhan Kumar Ghosh
Netaji Park -2, PO - Bandel, Dist. - Hooghly, Pin - 712 123
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 17656884

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A total of 4129 patients attended the STD clinic from 1996 to 1999. Of those 25.75% were STD cases. Male and female cases comprised 86% and 14% respectively. Majority were in the age group between 18 to 38 years. Choncroid was the commonest STD (37. 7%). Other STDs in order were syphilis (30. 66%), NGU (15.71%), gonorrhoea (7%), venereal wart (3.57%), candidiasis (2.53%), trichomonal vaginitis (1.6%), herpes genitalis (0.65%) and LGV (0.47%). No case of Donovanosis or HIV was detected. 13.7% of STD cases were reactive for VDRL test and 8% of the antenatal attendents were strongly VDRL test reactive. The urethral discharge on gram staining was positive for gonococcus, in 29%. 68% of the clinic attendents were given safer sex education and served condom.

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