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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47--50

Diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis in a rural setup: Comparison of clinical algorithm, smear scoring and culture by semiquantitative technique

PS Rao, S Devi, A Shriyan, M Rajaram, K Jagdishchandra 
 Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 576 119, Karnataka, India

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P S Rao
Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 576 119, Karnataka
India

This study was undertaken to estimate the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in a rural set up and compare the smear scoring system to that of culture by semiquantitative technique. A total of 505 married women, who were in sexually active age group of 15-44 years, were selected from three different villages. High vaginal swabs, endocervical swabs, vaginal discharge and blood were collected and processed in the laboratory. Overall prevalence of 29% reproductive tract infection was detected. Endogenous infection was commonly observed (27.92%), and very low prevalence of STIs (Trichomonas 1.18%, Syphilis 0%, Gonorrhea 0%) was detected. Diagnosis of BV was possible in 104 (20.5%) women by smear alone and 88 (17.42%) women by semiquantitative culture.

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Rao P S, Devi S, Shriyan A, Rajaram M, Jagdishchandra K. Diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis in a rural setup: Comparison of clinical algorithm, smear scoring and culture by semiquantitative technique.Indian J Med Microbiol 2004;22:47-50

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Rao P S, Devi S, Shriyan A, Rajaram M, Jagdishchandra K. Diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis in a rural setup: Comparison of clinical algorithm, smear scoring and culture by semiquantitative technique. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2004 [cited 2019 Oct 20 ];22:47-50
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