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A strawberry cervix may occur in trichomonas infections.
Strawberry cervix (colpitis macularis) is the result of punctate macular haemorrhages
that are visible on the cervix
- if occurs in cases of trichomonas infections then are visible in 1-2% of
cases via the naked eye but approximately 45% on coloposcopy (1)
- strawberry cervix can is not exclusively associated with trichomoniasis
but study evidence suggests
- strawberry cervix is the most specific clinical finding for vaginal
trichomoniasis (specificity of 99%, P < .001), with a positive predictive
value of 90% for the diagnosis of trichomoniasis (2)
Last reviewed 01/2018