Jane Mashburn, CNM, MN, FACNM, is Clinical Associate Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the Specialty Coordinator of the Nurse-Midwifery Education Program and the Director of the Masters' Program. She has practiced in both the private and public sectors.
Etiology, Diagnosis, and Management of Vaginitis
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2010
2006 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 51, Issue 6, pages 423–430, November-December 2006
How to Cite
Mashburn, J. (2006), Etiology, Diagnosis, and Management of Vaginitis. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 51: 423–430. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2006.07.005
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2010
- bacterial vaginosis;
- vulvovaginal candidiasis
Women often seek medical care for vaginal complaints. Many times, the cause of the complaint is misdiagnosed by the woman and/or her provider. These vaginal complaints may be related to infections, which when misdiagnosed or mistreated, can lead to more severe problems. This article describes the three most common vaginal infections, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and vulvovaginal candidiasis. Appropriate diagnostic techniques and management therapies are reviewed.