Syndromic Trends in the Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) among Patients Visiting STD Clinic of a Tertiary Hospital in the National Capital Region
Sexually transmitted diseases or infections are a major threat to the public. Every year more than one million people acquire it globally. The objectives of this study were: a) to identify the number of patients tested for STDs, b) to assess the number of patients tested positive for STDs, c) to understand the trends of STD syndrome among the patients from January 2018 to June 2019. Data of patients visiting the STD Outpatient Department (OPD) of Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi with symptoms related to STI/ STD was analysed. Data of patients who visited the OPD for consultation was available, and was used as proxy denominator to guide the analyses. Descriptive analyses were conducted using this dataset. The total number of patients in 2018 was 7363, out of which 4089 (55.53%) were males. In 2019, the total number of patients between January and June was 4346, with an almost similar proportion of males (2241- 51.56%). Of 7363 patients that visited the clinic, 19.7% of patients tested positive for one or the other STD in 2018, whereas from January to June 2019, 18.38% patients tested positive for STD. A total of 1561 cases of Vaginal/ Cervical discharge was seen across the span of 18 months in 2018. This analysis gives an understanding of the number of patients with STD symptoms and syndromes over a period of 18 months at a tertiary level STD centre in Delhi. Since the data available is only for one centre, the results cannot be generalized to the wider population.
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Khobragade M, Khunger N, Saxena AK, Lobo AS, Murlidhar S, Bhargava A. Syndromic Trends in the Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) among Patients Visiting STD Clinic of a Tertiary Hospital in the National Capital Region. Int J Preven Curat Comm Med 2020; 6(2): 28-34.
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