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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1977 June; 27(179): 349–351.
PMCID: PMC2158105

The value of vaginal cultures in general practice


One hundred and eighty high risk cases in a hospital special treatment centre and 50 low risk cases of vaginal discharge from general practice were investigated by the cultural examination of vaginal secretion. The results show this procedure is of value in diagnosing sexually transmitted diseases.

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