Doenças sexualmente transmissíveis na infância


  • Paula Alexandra Leite Figueiredo Universidade Federal Fluminense - UFF
  • Mauro Romero Leal Passos UFF
  • Vandira Maria dos Santos Pinheiro UFF
  • Nero Araújo Barreto UFF
  • Altamiro Vianna UFF
  • Vilhena de Carvalho UFF
  • Renato de Souza Bravo UFF


Sexually Transmitted Diseases, childhood, STD and children


Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in children may be trasnsmitted by sexual abuse, by accidental contact, or perinatally. To determine frequency, prevalence, routes of the transmission, and clinicai features of these infections in our patients we examine the records of ali 22 patients between 0 and 10 years old, seen at Setor de DST/ UFF - Niteroi- RJ, over a seven year period (1988-1996). The age range was five years and three months and 68% were girls. The majority (36%) of the ch ildren presented with genital discharge as the chief complaint, followed by genital and anal warts in 27,3%. Sexually Transmitted Diseases was identified in sixteen (77%) of the 22 child-ren: six cases of inespecific vulvovaginitis, four cases of HPV, two cases of syphilis and one case of gonorrhea and Candidiase. We didn't find any children with HN/ AIDS. Sexual contact, was the probably rout of transmission in children with syphilis and Gonorrhea. Accidental contact with their infected parents occurred in patients with HPV and Candidiase. Since we found alleged sexual abuse in our study. we thing that. all children with genital and annal complaint, must be investigate one STDs and when they occur, sexual abuse must be rulled out.


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Author Biographies

Paula Alexandra Leite Figueiredo, Universidade Federal Fluminense - UFF

Médica, Especialista em DST - Setor de DST - Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF).

Mauro Romero Leal Passos, UFF

Docente do Setor de DST - Setor de DST - (UFF).

Vandira Maria dos Santos Pinheiro, UFF

Docente do Setor de DST - Setor de DST - (UFF).

Nero Araújo Barreto, UFF

Docente do Setor de DST - Setor de DST - (UFF).

Altamiro Vianna, UFF

Mestrando do Setor dt DST - Setor dt DST - (UFF).

Vilhena de Carvalho, UFF

Mestrando do Setor dt DST - Setor dt DST - (UFF).

Renato de Souza Bravo, UFF

Mestrando do Setor dt DST - Setor dt DST - (UFF).



How to Cite

Figueiredo PAL, Passos MRL, Pinheiro VM dos S, Barreto NA, Vianna A, Carvalho V de, et al. Doenças sexualmente transmissíveis na infância. DST [Internet]. 1997 Dec. 21 [cited 2024 Jul. 12];9(6):17-23. Available from:



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