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  1. History, clinical findings, sexual behavior and hygiene habits in women with and without recurrent episodes of urinary symptoms.

    Article - En anglais


    To compare women with and without a history of recurrent symptoms suggestive of a urinary tract infection but a current negative urine culture regarding symptoms and signs of a genital infection. carriership of sexually transmitted agents and vaginal flora changes. sexual behavior and genital hygiene practice.


    Contraceptive attendees at family planning and youth clinics.

    Material and methods

    Two hundred and seventeen women who reported recurrent symptoms of dysuria, frequent micturition, and urgency and had a negative bacterial urine culture were recruited as cases.

    Seven hundred and ten culture-negative women lacking such symptoms served as controls.

    A careful record was made including details about gynecological symptoms, sexual behavior and genital hygiene practice.

    Gynecological signs were noted at gynecological examination.

    Genital infections, including sexually transmitted diseases, were diagnosed.


    The mean age of the two groups studied was 26.2 and 25.8 years, respectively.

    Symptoms. such as dysmenorrhea, vaginal discharge, genital pruritus, abdominal pain and superficial dyspareunia were more frequent in the study group than among the controls.

    On examination. only erythema was observed more often.

    However, the cases more often had a history of genital herpes and vulvovaginal candidosis. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Dysurie, Non existence, Infection, Appareil urinaire, Exploration, Symptomatologie, Hygiène, Appareil génital femelle, Comportement sexuel, Exploration bactériologique, Vagin, Etude statistique, Homme, Femelle, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Trouble miction, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Exploration microbiologique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dysuria, Non existence, Infection, Urinary system, Exploration, Symptomatology, Hygiene, Female genital system, Sexual behavior, Bacteriological investigation, Vagina, Statistical study, Human, Female, Urinary system disease, Voiding dysfunction, Female genital diseases, Microbiological investigation

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0322212

    Code Inist : 002B14E02. Création : 27/11/1998.