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Vaginal leucocytes predict bacterial infection in prepubertal girls

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Doctors managing vulvovaginitis before puberty recommend microscopic examination of vaginal fluid for leucocytes at the first visit, with microbiological investigation. Finding leucocytes raises the chances of finding bacterial pathogens, they say.

The authors carried out a retrospective review of girls aged 2–12 years with symptoms of vulvovaginitis. …

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