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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 76-78

Profile of sexually transmitted diseases in pediatric patients

1 Department of Zoology and Biomedical Technology, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India
2 Department of Skin and V.D., B.J. Medical College and Civil Hospital; Department of Zoology and Biomedical Technology, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India
3 Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases, Kesar SAL Medical College, Ahmedabad, India

Correspondence Address:
Kavina K Burzin
Department of Zoology and Biomedical Technology, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad - 380 009
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0253-7184.39008

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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are an important cause of morbidity in pediatric patients. The purpose for carrying out the present study is to study the clinico-epidemiological profile of pediatric patients attending the STD clinic of Civil Hospital Ahmedabad. Out of total 1870 patients with various STDs, 37 (1.98%) were children below 15 years of age. Males comprised of 29 (78.4%) cases. The majority of the patients 26 (70.3%) with STDs belonged to the age group of 11-15 years. Herpes progenitalis was the most common STD reported in 35.1% of cases, followed by syphilis (32.4%), and condyloma acuminata (10.8%). History of homosexual contact was reported in 43.2% of cases while child sex abuse (CSA) was reported in 27% of cases. Two cases were seropositive for HIV.

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