Dequalinium Chloride is it an Effective Alternative for Local Treatment of Vaginal Infections?

Authors

  • Esra Eşim Büyükbayrak Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, İstanbul
  • Özge Kaymaz Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, İstanbul
  • Yasemin Karageyım Karşıdağ Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, İstanbul
  • Bülent Kars Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, İstanbul
  • Meltem Pirimoğlu Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, İstanbul
  • Serap Gencer Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Department of Microbiology, İstanbul
  • Orhan Ünal Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, İstanbul
  • Cem Turan Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, İstanbul

Keywords:

Dequalinium, Vaginitis

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficiency of dequalinium chloride for treatment of vaginal infections of varying etiology.
STUDY DESIGN: 100 women applying to gynecology outpatient clinic with vaginal discharge complaints and accompanying symptoms were enrolled prospectively into the study. All of the patients had a clinical and a microbiological diagnosis before the treatment. Patients were treated only with 10 mg dequalinium chloride vaginal tablet once a day for 6 days. 10 days after the treatment, patients were reexamined and control cultures were taken for microbiologic examination. Clinical diagnosis, microbiologic results and symptoms of patients before and after the treatment were compared. McNemar test and descriptive statistical analysis tests were applied for statistical analysis and significance level was accepted as p<0.05.
RESULTS: 91 patients had a clinical vaginitis diagnosis before the treatment, 51 of them were cured with the dequalinium treatment (p<0.0001). Sixty patients had a microbiological diagnosis before the treatment, 46 of them were cured with the dequalinium treatment (p<0.001). Also, patients’ symptoms (bad odor, itching, burning, dysparonia) and vaginal discharge complaints were improved significantly
after the treatment (p<0.001).
CONCLUSION: Dequalinium chloride with its broad antimicrobial spectrum constitutes a valuable alternative to other vaginal anti-infective therapies.

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Published

2012-04-06

How to Cite

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Eşim Büyükbayrak E, Kaymaz Özge, Karageyım Karşıdağ Y, Kars B, Pirimoğlu M, Gencer S, Ünal O, Turan C. Dequalinium Chloride is it an Effective Alternative for Local Treatment of Vaginal Infections?. Gynecol Obstet Reprod Med [Internet]. 2012Apr.6 [cited 2022Aug.14];18(1):16-20. Available from: https://www.gorm.com.tr/index.php/GORM/article/view/230

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Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology

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