DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20203875

Foreign body in vagina: a cause of persistent vaginal discharge in a prepubescent child

Vidhya C. Chidambaram, Pallavee P.

Abstract


Vaginal discharge in prepubertal children is mainly due to hypoestrogenic state of vaginal mucosa making it thin and alkaline leading to mucosal invasion by pathogen. In paediatric case persistent foul smelling, blood stained discharge not responding to medical therapy should arouse suspicion of foreign body. Authors report an interesting case of 2 years old child who presented with persistent vaginal discharge and was found to have a retained foreign body in the vaginaneonatal resuscitation in preeclampsia. Acute fetal distress in labour or neonatal nursery admission could not be predicted.


Keywords


Children, Foreign body, Vaginal discharge

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