The article ‘Vaginal discharge: misconceptions, causes and treatments’ by Dr Clare Boerma and Dr Lynne Wray published in the February 2020 issue of Medicine Today (pages 39 to 44) contains an error on page 42. In column 1, the second sentence in the paragraph beginning ‘Prescribe oral metronidazole ...’, should have read ‘Metronidazole gel or clindamycin vaginal cream for 7 days can also be considered for symptomatic women who are not undergoing gynaecological procedures.’ 

We apologise for this error and any confusion it may have caused. The online version and full-text pdf of this article are correct at