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Test 3: Common genital and urinary infections

  1. Genital infections include:
    • Infections of the bladder
    • Infections of the kidneys
    • Infections of the vagina
    • All of the above
  2. In South Africa sexually transmitted infections:
    • Are very common
    • Only occur in prostitutes
    • Are uncommon under the age of 20 years
    • Are rare
  3. The syndromic approach to managing women with genital infections:
    • Is too inaccurate for general use
    • Is too expensive for poor countries
    • Requires laboratory investigations which may not be available
    • Provides satisfactory treatment to most women
  4. When is a vaginal discharge abnormal?
    • Vaginal discharge is always normal
    • Only when it occurs in a woman who is sexually active
    • When it is offensive and causes itching
    • All vaginal discharges are abnormal
  5. What is a common cause of genital infection?
    • Staphylococcus
    • Chlamydia
    • Lactobacillus
    • Klebsiella
  6. Which repeated genital infection may be a sign of diabetes?
    • Gonorrhoea
    • Human papilloma virus infection
    • Candidiasis
    • Herpes infection
  7. Trichomonal infection presents with:
    • An offensive yellow-green vaginal discharge
    • Genital ulcers
    • Inguinal swelling
    • A thick white vaginal discharge
  8. Which genital infection typically presents with a discharge that has a fishy small?
    • Bacterial vaginosis
    • Syphilis
    • Chancroid
    • Trichomonal infection
  9. Cervicitis may be caused by:
    • Trichomonal infection
    • Gonorrhoea
    • Bacterial vaginosis
    • Candidiasis
  10. Which drug is used in the syndromic management of vaginal discharge?
    • Penicillin
    • Erythromycin
    • Metronidazole
    • Acyclovir
  11. Which drug must be included if a woman presents with a thick white vaginal discharge which causes vulval redness and itching?
    • Doxycycline
    • Metronidazole
    • Clotrimoxazole
    • Cefotaxime
  12. What is a danger sign in a woman with vaginal discharge?
    • The discharge is yellow or green
    • Burning when passing urine
    • Severe itching
    • Lower abdominal pain
  13. Women with acute pelvic inflammatory disease should be referred to hospital if they:
    • Have signs of peritonitis (severe abdominal tenderness)
    • Have an abdominal mass
    • Show no improvement after 72 hours of outpatient management
    • Any of the above
  14. What investigation should always be conducted in women who present with acute lower abdominal pain?
    • Pap smear
    • VDRL test
    • Pregnancy test
    • Stool test for blood
  15. Acute pelvic inflammatory disease may result in:
    • Infertility
    • Renal failure
    • A generalised rash
    • A blood-stained vaginal discharge
  16. Which test is used to screen for syphilis?
    • HIV rapid test
    • VDRL
    • Elisa test
    • Mantoux test
  17. Genital ulcers caused by which infection are very painful?
    • Syphilis
    • Chancroid
    • HIV infection
    • Herpes infection
  18. Painful, red inguinal swelling associated with genital ulcer may be caused by:
    • Syphilis
    • Chlamydia
    • Herpes
    • Chancroid
  19. Which genital infections may spread to the fetus?
    • Chancroid
    • Gonorrhoea
    • Syphilis
    • Trichomonal infection
  20. What clinical signs suggest acute cystitis?
    • A high temperature
    • Pain and frequency when passing urine
    • An offensive vaginal discharge
    • Pain over the bladder and kidney area