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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 155-157

Antibiotic resistance of Gardnerella vaginalis in recurrent bacterial vaginosis


Department of Microbiology, Farwaniya Hospital, Post Box 18373, Kuwait 81004, Kuwait

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P Nagaraja
Department of Microbiology, Farwaniya Hospital, Post Box 18373, Kuwait 81004
Kuwait
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.40531

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Fifty strains of Gardnerella vaginalis isolated from 321 high vaginal swabs over a period of five months were tested for their antibiotic sensitivity. Sixty eight per cent of all isolates were resistant to metronidazole while 76% were sensitive to clindamycin. All the strains isolated from cases with recurrence of infection were resistant to metronidazole. Clindamycin therapy has a better clinical efficacy than metronidazole in cases of recurrent bacterial vaginosis.






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