Two cases of vulvovaginitis caused by Shigella flexneri and Shigella sonnei: A case report


BAYRAMOĞLU G., AYDİN F., KARAGÜZEL G., İMAMOĞLU M., ÖKTEN A. N.

Balkan Medical Journal, vol.29, no.1, pp.109-111, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5174/tutfd.2010.04644.2
  • Journal Name: Balkan Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-111

Abstract

Vulvovaginitis caused by Shigella species (Shigella spp.) has rarely been reported. This paper describes two cases of prepubertal vulvovaginitis, presenting with a bloody and purulent vaginal discharge, separately caused by ampicillin-resistant Shigella flexneri and trimethoprim-sulfomethoxazoleresistant Shigella sonnei. Our conclusions are that Shigella spp. is the potential cause of vulvovaginitis in prepubertal girls in developing countries where these pathogens are endemic, and identification of the bacteria and making antibiotic susceptibility testing in these cases should not be overlooked. © Trakya University Faculty of Medicine.