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July 1, 1939

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF VULVOVAGINITIS IN PREGNANCY

Author Affiliations

JERSEY CITY, N. J.; SAN DIEGO, CALIF.

From the Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital.

JAMA. 1939;113(1):30-31. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800260032009
Abstract

The occurrence of vulvovaginitis during pregnancy is of more than casual interest because of certain possible or presumed effects on the maternal or fetal organism. Only recently has the monilia been frequently noted, and the clinical importance seemingly is still uncertain. In our experience, several years of clinical observation of a specific type of vulvovaginitis caused by the monilia group produced confusing opinions and few satisfactory or reliable conclusions.

To test the validity of existing concepts, a series of 500 unselected pregnant women were studied (1) to find the incidence of monilial vulvovaginitis in pregnancy, (2) to obtain the incidence of subjective signs and symptoms in pregnant patients with moniliasis, (3) to determine the association, if any, of puerperal morbidity in a group with moniliasis as compared with a control group, (4) to note the association and significance of possible pathogens and other organisms with the monilia, (5) to record

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