2.4 Cervicitis


Inflammation of the cervix caused by a number of pathogens – Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in more than 40% of cases.

2.4.1 Diagnosis

– Light vaginal bleeding.
– Cervix red, inflamed, infected (purulent discharge).
– Possible concomitant vaginitis (foul-smelling vaginal discharge).

2.4.2 Management

– Administer antibiotics active against chlamydia and gonococcus to the patient and her partner (Chapter 4, Section 4.2.2).
– An inflamed cervix and/or cervical lesions may indicate dysplasia or cancer. See the patient again 3 months after delivery to re-examine the cervix.