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Correspondence
October 1929

COMMENTS ON THE ARTICLE, "CERVICOVAGINITIS," BY DR. STEIN ET AL.

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Portland, Ore.

Am J Dis Child. 1929;38(4):838. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930100158020

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Abstract

To the Editor:—An article in your June issue by Drs. Stein, Leventhal and Sered, entitled "Cervicovaginitis," I feel is of considerable interest and importance. As these authors noted, Hess' observations on autopsy material long ago called attention to the presence of "cervicitis" as a factor in the stubbornness of infections of the lower genital tract in female infants and children. I also called attention to clinical observations of the same condition in October, 1927. An important point that was not stressed in Dr. Stein's recent communication is that this "cervicitis" is in the vast majority of cases strictly a cervicitis and not an endocervicitis. This point was made clear by Hess and has been verified in my experience, almost without exception. The condition, then, since it involves the vaginal portion of the cervix and seldom the endocervix, is really an integral part of the vaginitis. That this is true

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