Special Issue "Diagnosis of Genital Infections"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2021).
Interests: diagnosis of genital infections, i.e., microscopy, molecular biology, microbioma research, metabolomics, etc.
Genital infections, especially vulvovaginitis, are amongst the most frequent pathologies presented to general practitioners, dermatovenerologists, urologists, and gynecologists. Despite this, most patients presenting with worries or symptoms are not properly diagnosed, either because they prefer self-diagnosis and treatment or because they are not examined with adequate tools. Additionally, disinterest or insufficient training of physicians in diagnosing genital infections can be a contributing factor. Using modern classification techniques, office-based phase microscopy of a vaginal or urethral swab of both men and women offers a wide variety of diagnoses and enables assessment of host response and potential risk factors for developing cancers or pregnancy complications. For some genital infections, transmission to partners can occur rather frequently, while others are rather rare. Physicians and patients need to be aware of this. At present, rapid tests based on molecular biology are gradually being introduced in our clinics and offer huge advantages but also harbor inherent disadvantages and pitfalls. This book is aimed at refueling the clinician with fresh information about the possibilities to properly diagnose genital infections, in the hope that it triggers renewed interest and increased awareness. As the subject is broad and the message should be clear, we will put emphasis on diagnostic means in women, and less on men or pregnant women.
Prof. Dr. Gilbert Donders
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- Bacterial vaginosis
- Aerobic vaginitis
- Candida vulvovaginitis
- Cytolytic vaginosis
- Pelvic inflammatory infection
- Molecular biology
- Genital tract microbioma
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Point of care tests