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

Antibiotic resistance of Gardnerella vaginalis in recurrent bacterial vaginosis

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

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

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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Nagaraja P. Antibiotic resistance of Gardnerella vaginalis in recurrent bacterial vaginosis.Indian J Med Microbiol 2008;26:155-157

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Nagaraja P. Antibiotic resistance of Gardnerella vaginalis in recurrent bacterial vaginosis. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2021 Mar 2 ];26:155-157
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