Genital Tract Infection: Prevalence and Causes in Women Attending Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano, Nigeria

I. S. Yar’zever, A. A. Ibrahim


500 Samples of high vagina swabs (HVS), endocervical and urethral swabs were collected from women of reproductive age 15 to 49 years with suspected vagiitis at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria. The specimens were investigated for the presence of Candida albicans, Trichomanas vaginalis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Organisms were found to be more prevalent among the age group 21 – 30 years and those women that husbands were drivers or motor mechanics. The total number of 210 (42.00%) subjects were found to be infected, with 121 (24.2%) having candidiasis, 13 (2.60%) having trichomoniasis, 48 (9.60 %) having staphylococcal infection, 9 (1.80 %) having streptococcal infections and 19 (3.80%) having other infections related to coliform-like organisms respectively. None of the subjects had gonorrhea. It was concluded that sexual activities and low standard of hygiene are among factors aiding the spread of genital tract infection.


Key Words: Women, occurrences, genital tract infection

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