Zuzana Nižňanská, Miroslav Korbeľ, Martin Redecha
Genital infections – predominantly vulvovaginitis in children is the most common problem in pediatric gynecology. Symptoms and signs depend on the period of development regarding to hormonal influences. In childhood inflammatory process is isolated on external genitalia. In adolescence there is a higher risk of ascendent infection and pelvic inflammatory disease. Each pelvic inflammatory process can influence negatively the future reproductive ability.The authors point out important specifics in patophysiology and clinical signs of genital inflammatory diseases in certain periods of development and possibilities of treatment and prevention.