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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 124--126

Anaerobes in bacterial vaginosis

A Aggarwal, P Devi, R Jain 
 Department of Microbiology, Govt. Medical College, Amritsar - 143 001, Punjab, India

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Department of Microbiology, Govt. Medical College, Amritsar - 143 001, Punjab
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Four hundred high vaginal swabs were taken from patients attending gynaecology and obstetrics department of Govt. medical college, Amritsar. The patients were divided into four groups i.e. women in pregnancy (Group I), in labour/post partum (Group II), with abnormal vaginal discharge or bacterial vaginosis (Group III) and asymptomatic women as control (Group IV). Anaerobic culture of vaginal swabs revealed that out of 400 cases, 212(53%) were culture positive. Maximum isolation of anaerobes was in group III (84%) followed by group II (56%), group I (36%) and control group (15%). Gram positive anaerobes (69.2%) out numbered gram negatives (30.8%). Among various isolates Peptostreptococcus spp. and Bacteroides spp. were predominant.

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Aggarwal A, Devi P, Jain R. Anaerobes in bacterial vaginosis.Indian J Med Microbiol 2003;21:124-126

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Aggarwal A, Devi P, Jain R. Anaerobes in bacterial vaginosis. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2003 [cited 2020 Jun 2 ];21:124-126
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