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Chapter 28 : Diagnostic Approaches to Genitourinary Tract Infections
Category: Clinical Microbiology
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The accurate diagnosis of urethral and cervico-vaginal infections can be complex, requiring multiple, sophisticated laboratory tests, without which the causative organism may remain unknown. Failure to diagnose and cure people with urethral and vaginal infections is associated with patient morbidity and mortality and can facilitate the continued transmission of infections to partners and from mother to infant during birth (1).