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SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

DISEASE ETIOLOGIC AGENT SIGNS AND EFFECTS ON THE MED/NURSING


CONDITIONS SYMPTOMS MOTHER/CHILD MANAGEMENT
CANDIDIASIS Candida Albicans Creamy cheese, Child: oral thrust - Application of an
(fungus) thick, yellow OTC antifungal
discharge cream
Extreme pruritus (Monistat) for 7
in vaginal area, days
yeasty or no odor - Oral fluconazole
TRCHOMONIASIS Trichomonas Irritation and Mother: preterm Metronidazole
Vaginalis itching vaginal labor (anti-fungal)
area PROM
Green-yellow Post-cesarean
discharge with infection
foul odor
BACTERIAL Gardnerella Gray and has a Mother: preterm Topical:
VAGINOSIS vaginalis “fishy” or “musty” labor metronidazole
odor vaginal PROM clindamycin
discharge Post-cesarean
infection
CHLAMYDIA Chlamydia Gray-white Child: Amoxicillin
vaginalis discharge conjunctivitis Azytromycin
Pneumonia
SYPHILLIS Treponema Chancre or sore Child: congenital Benzothine
pallidum Skin rashes syphilis Penicilline G
asymptomatic (enlarged sleen &
liver, skin lesions,
rashes,
pneumonia,
hepatitis)
Spontaneous
abortion
Stillborn infant
Premature labor
GONORRHEA Neisseria Yellow green Child: severe eye Oral cefixime
Gonnorhea vaginal discharge infection – (Suprax)
blindness
HIV/AIDS -Flu-like symptoms -ELISA Aseptic technique
-seroconversion -Western Blot Med: Zidovudin
-Weight loss and Analysis No breasfeeding
fatigue for 3-11 yrs for preggies
-opportunistic Practice safe sex
infections and
malignancies