Case 15-2011

Venter, W.D. Francois; Ndung'u, Thumbi; Karim, Quarraisha Abdool
May 2011
New England Journal of Medicine;5/19/2011, Vol. 364 Issue 20, p1956
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article describes the case of a 19-year-old South African woman with headache, fatigue and vaginal discharge. A painful pink ulcer was found on the left side of the patient's labia majora with undermined borders and without surrounding induration and there were palpable lymph nodes in the submental, posterior cervical and epitrocochlear regions. Research in South Africa showed that vaginal discharge is caused by bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis, while some studies associate the symptom to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).


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