ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Two Cases of Vulvovaginitis Caused by Shigella flexneri and Shigella sonnei: a Case Report
Gülçin Bayramoğlu 1, Faruk Aydın 2, Gülay Karagüzel 3, Ayşenur Ökten 3, Mustafa İmamoğlu 4
1Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey
2Department of Medical Microbiology, Karadeniz Technical University Medical Faculty, Trabzon, Turkey
3Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey
4Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey
DOI : 10.5174/tutfd.2010.04644.2
Pages : 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.

Keywords : Shigella flexneri, Shigella sonnei, vulvovaginitis, prepubertal girls

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