What are special considerations in the treatment of vaginitis?

Updated: Dec 04, 2018
  • Author: Hetal B Gor, MD, FACOG; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Patients who are immunocompromised, such as those with HIV infection, should be treated with the same regimens as other patients. Before initiating treatment with any drugs that should not be used during pregnancy, determine the possibility of pregnancy, test for pregnancy as appropriate, and maintain proper documentation. However, pregnancy should not delay treatment.

In cases of suspected sexual assault or child sexual abuse, proper documentation may assist with possible subsequent legal action.


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