Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

EVALUATION OF THE BACTERIA RECOVERED FROM VAGINAL SWABS IN WOMEN OF PARS HOSPITAL IN TEHRAN, Iran

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

EVALUATION OF THE BACTERIA RECOVERED FROM VAGINAL SWABS IN WOMEN OF PARS HOSPITAL IN TEHRAN, Iran

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Background: The isolation of vaginal bacteria from females indicates colonization or infection and their complexity are influenced by sexual activity, childbirth, tampon use and oth- er happenings during their reproductive life. The objective of this study was to do the statistical analysis for the recovered bacteria from vaginal swabs of infected women in Pars hospi- tal, Tehran, Iran.

Methods: Vaginal swabs of patients admitted to Pars hospi- tal during the March 2013 to June 2013 were cultured and antimicrobial susceptibility of isolated bacteria was deter- mined by disk diffusion methods. Thereafter, all the data collected from these isolates were analyzed statistically using SPSS software.

Results: From 50 bacterial positive vaginal swabs, 49 of them were recovered from outpatients and only one was from hospitalized patient. Most of isolates (34 cases, 68%) recovered from female in the age group of 15-44 years. The most prevalent isolated bacteria from vagina included Group B Streptococci (GBS) (34%), E. coli (32%), Enterococci spp.(18%) and Klebsiella spp. (6%), respectively. All GBS iso- lates showed sensitivity to penicillin, ampicillin, vancomycin and cefotaxime. …

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